Glenn Querl has been appointed assistant coach of Ireland Women, working alongside Ed Joyce as they attempt to qualify for two World Cup tournaments this year.
The Zimbawean, who turns 33 this weekend, will continue his Head Coach role with the Scorchers and also coach the Academy women.
A former U19 international, Querl's professional career was effectively ended after he was called twice for throwing, leading to a subsequent ban by the ICC.
He has coached a variety of sports in Zimbabwe, South Africa, England and Ireland, and holds an ICC Cricket Coaching Level 3 Coach certificate.
Querl skippered Railway Union to Irish National Cup victory as they beat Ardmore in 2019, and was captain and Head Coach at Park Avenue in 2020, where he will continue to play this season.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ed and the performance squad over the last couple of months," said Querl after his appointment.
"I look forward to the busy season ahead with the Super Series and upcoming internationals. This role will offer much needed support for Ed as the Head Coach and a brilliant opportunity to develop the academy and emerging talent in Irish women’s cricket.”
Glenn Querl of Railway Union with the National Cup
The hiring of Querl was welcomed by Head Coach Ed Joyce.
“Glenn has proven himself to be a highly effective and engaging coach over the last six months with the senior performance squad," said Joyce. "I am delighted that he has been appointed to this crucial role.
"“2021 is set to be a big year with two world cup qualifying campaigns being the focal points. While it has been an intensely frustrating time for all over the last year seeing so many fixtures lost as a result of the pandemic, there is a new sense of optimism about the game that I hope can carry through to our performances when we return to the field.”