Several exciting appointments have just been made within the Great Britain baseball coaching structure as part of a review of the national team set-up by the British Baseball Federation Board.
Sam Dempster has been appointed as the new Head Coach and Performance Director for Great Britain Baseball, taking over from Pat Doyle who took charge for the 2010 European Baseball Championships.
Will Lintern has been promoted to Head Coach of the Great Britain Junior National Team, while Brendan Cunliffe will take on the role of Head Coach of the Great Britain Cadets National Team.
Jason Greenberg will continue as General Manager and Director of Operations for the GB programme, a position that he took up in April last year.
All have been appointed for three years, offering some continuity and giving the group a chance to plan for the medium term, an important step after what was a relatively disappointing year for the GB set-up in 2010. Phil Edmonds will also be taking up the position of Junior National Team General Manager, with the appointment of a GM for the Cadets still pending.
Full details about the appointments can be found on the Great Britain Baseball website.
Joe Gray and I briefly discussed with Jason Greenberg what was then the possible appointment of Sam Dempster in a bonus podcast at the start of December, available on the BaseballSoftballUK website.
Congratulations to all on their appointments.