The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.
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City make Wilcox appointment permanent
English Premier League club Manchester City have announced Jason Wilcox as their new Academy Director. The 46-year-old had taken the role on an interim basis in June but he will now oversee operations at the City Football Academy on a permanent basis. Wilcox has been at the City academy for five seasons and his previous role was as Head of Academy Coaching.
Louisville line up Johnson
David Padgett, the Interim Head Coach of the Louisville men’s basketball programme, has appointed Trent Johnson as an assistant. The 61-year-old Johnson arrives at the Cardinals with 17 seasons of NCAA Division I head coaching experience at Nevada, Stanford, LSU and TCU.
Munster confirm van Graan appointment
PRO14 side Munster will begin the transition from Head Coach Rassie Erasmus to Johann van Graan next month, the club announced this week. Van Graan, who has signed a deal to 2020, arrives from the South Africa men’s national team, where he served as forwards coach. He will not, however, inherit Erasmus’ title, as Munster undergo a coaching reshuffle.
Dragons hire Sterling
The PRO14’s Dragons have appointed Ben Sterling from Super League side Warrington Wolves as their New Head of Physiotherapy & Medical Services. The position was advertised in July and Sterling arrives with an impressive CV from his time in rugby league.
Oliver elevated at Bristol
Kim Oliver has been appointed Interim Head Coach of Bristol Ladies Rugby. Oliver, who had been serving as Assistant Head Coach, replaces Kris de Scossa, who has left by mutual consent.
Henderson hired by Warrington
Super League side Warrington Wolves have hired Andrew Henderson as Assistant Head Coach to their newly appointed Head Coach Steve Price. The 28-year-old arrives from the Kingstone Press Championship’s London Broncos, where he had been Head Coach since 2015.
Jones joins Afghanistan
The Afghanistan Cricket Board have appointed Dean Jones as the Interim Head Coach of their senior men’s national team. The 56-year-old former Australian international batsman takes the reins from Lalchand Rajput, who departed in August, and will lead the team to Hong Kong for their next Intercontinental Cup fixture later this month.