Coley steps down as Jamaica cricket coach, accepts CWI roles
(From left) Andre Coley, West Indies assistant coach at the time, and players Hayden Walsh and Nkrumah Bonner in discussion during training on the tour of New Zealand in November 2020. (Photo: CWI Media)

ANDRE Coley has resigned as head coach of the Jamaica senior men's cricket team.

Coley, a former national wicketkeeper, has taken the job of West Indies 'A' head coach and as a member of the coaching staff for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) high performance programme, which is geared at developing young players.

On Tuesday, Jamaica Cricket Association Chief Executive Officer Courtney Francis confirmed that Coley, 47, has stepped down to take up the CWI roles.

"The board of directors of the Jamaica Scorpions has accepted Andre Coley's resignation, which takes effect August 15, 2022. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours as he takes up duty with the West Indies," Francis told the Jamaica Observer.

"His departure has changed the landscape of the Scorpions management. Andrew Richardson, who was Coley's assistant, is to be promoted and we'll begin the search for the assistant coach in a few weeks," the CEO added.

Up to press time last evening the Observer tried, without success, to make contact with Coley.

He became the Jamaica Scorpions coach for the start of the 2019-20 regional cricket season after a previous two-year stint with Windward Islands Volcanoes.

He has coached at the West Indies level before, serving as assistant for a number of years spanning the tenures of men's team head coaches Ottis Gibson, Phil Simmons and Stuart Law.

Coley had previously coached at the High Performance Centre, and guided the West Indies Under-19 team at the 2010 World Cup.

He was also assistant to West Indies former women's team coach Sherwin Campbell.

— Sanjay Myers

Sanjay Myers

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