The ICC Americas Regional Development Manager announced today the hiring of three persons to complete
the staffing requirements of the region.
Two positions are replacements while the third is a new position designed to focus on the high performance area.
ICC Americas RDM, Martin Vieira, stated in making the announcement "I am absolutely delighted at the caliber of people we were able to attract to these positions. It was well worth the extra time we took in making these decisions. All three will bring to their jobs a professional, dedicated and passionate approach which I am confident will benefit our members ranging from grass roots development right up to the high performance level"
Development Performance Officer (DPO) - Robert Andrew (Andy) Pick
Effective October 15, 2009. Andy is no stranger to Canada having coached the Senior Canadian squad in 2006-07 ending with a creditable showing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. A former Nottinghamshire and England "A" player he has taken over 750 first class and one day wickets. An ECB Level IV coach, Andy is a lead tutor, assessor and mentor on the ECB National Coaching Scheme and serves in the Elite Fast Bowling Group providing fast bowling support to all England teams from the men and women to the under 15's. He is currently a selector and Head Coach for England U19. Andy will be based in Toronto.
Regional Project Officer (RPO) - Kelly Hunter
Effective October 5, 2009. Kelly is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management. Since graduating she has worked in areas of many sports including the FIFA U19 World Cup in Toronto 2007, the Canadian Open (part of the PGA tour ) for the Royal Canadian Golf Association and in her current position with the Ontario Soccer Association. She is a competitive athlete in Figure (Ice) Skating and Baseball and also plays golf. Kelly will be based in the Toronto office.
Regional Development Officer (RDO) - Wendell Coppin
Effective October 15,2009 . Wendell is a former school teacher who has spent most of his life involved with cricket. He is a former youth player for Barbados and West Indies. No stranger to the ICC Americas development programme, he has conducted several coaching courses within the region.
He is currently employed as a territorial development officer for the WICB and serves as a representative on the ICC Coach Education Endorsement and Classification Scheme Panel. ECB trained, he is currently a tutor on all WICB level II and Level I courses. Wendell will be based in his native Barbados.