Jeff Vaughan appointed assistant coach at the Tasmanian Tigers

Assistance: Jeff Vaughan. Picture: Getty images
Assistance: Jeff Vaughan. Picture: Getty images

Jeff Vaughan is Adam Griffith’s new assistant coach at the Tasmanian Tigers.

Announcing the appointment, Cricket Tasmania said Vaughan brings with him solid experience as a former player with South Australia, former assistant and interim head coach with the Redbacks and the Strikers, as well as batting consultant with the South Australian Scorpions.

Griffith said he is very excited to have Vaughan come on board.

“Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the batting space, which was a very important position for me,” he said.

“He has worked well with the likes of Callum Ferguson and Travis Head during his time in South Australia and I am looking forward to seeing him develop the batting group we have here.

“He is also a person of outstanding character and work ethic who will fit in very nicely to what we are building within the program.”

Vaughan has been working in the education, well-being and life-skills field for both professional and non-professional athletes.

The 43-year-old said he is looking forward to being able to work with Cricket Tasmania and hopes to bring energy, skills and assisted direction to the role.

“I’m extremely excited to be able to work with Adam as we have crossed paths over many years as both players and coaches and my belief is that Adam will be an outstanding head coach,” Vaughan said.

Vaughan was due to arrive in Hobart on Monday, will join Griffith at a media conference on Tuesday and will join the squad for training over the coming weeks.