Coaching / Development, Performance | Mar 9, 2018
Senior Appointments at the Seattle Mariners, Rugby South Africa, Football Federation Australia, Birmingham City, West Ham United, Brisbane Roar, the Navy Academy, Cricket New Zealand and Bangladesh Archery Federation.

Performance Appointments

The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.


Mariners move for Sadler

MLB’s Seattle Mariners recruited Michael Sadler as a strength & conditioning coach. At the conclusion of Spring Training he will join the Mariners’ Class A affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings.

Rugby Union

Springboks send for Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus has been appointed the Head Coach of the South Africa men’s national team until the end of the 2023 World Cup. The 45-year-old will also continue to serve as Director of Rugby at SA Rugby.




Australia appoint Arnold

Graham Arnold will take over as Head Coach of the Australia men’s national team at the conclusion of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. The 54-year-old will succeed Bert van Marwijk, who was appointed in January.


Birmingham plump for Monk

English Championship side Birmingham City have appointed Garry Monk as their Manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 38-year-old replaces Steve Cotterill to become the Blues’ third manager in 15 months.



Game Ready: Garry Monk on the Manager’s role in preparing players for big games


Scheckter signs on with West Ham

Hugo Scheckter has joined English Premier League side West Ham United as their Head of Player Care. He most recently served as Player Liaison at Southampton, a role he left last month.


Brisbane bring in Duncan

Brisbane Roar of the Australian A-League have added sports scientist Craig Duncan to their performance staff. Duncan, who also works with the Australia men’s national team, will oversee the Brisbane’s sports science programme from his base in Sydney.

College Sport

Berry promoted at the Naval Academy

Jim Berry has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at the Naval Academy. He replaces Adam Pecina, who has joined the University of Texas. Gregg Calhoon and Erin Variano have also been named Assistant Athletic Directors for Sports Medicine.


Oram picked by New Zealand

Former New Zealand international Jacob Oram has been announced as Bowling Coach of the White Fern’s senior women’s team.




Frederick joins Bangladesh

Martin Frederick has been appointed Head Coach of the Bangladesh Archery Federation. The German has signed a five-year contract that will see him lead the team into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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