We are very fortunate to have a current coach of Mikes vast experience. Mike has coached and still coaches for NZC at the highest levels. He has also coached around the world. On an education front Mike has taught in some of NZ's most prestigious schools as well as top UK public schools.
Mike captained CD for many years and played for NZ. He coached the NZ U19 side to India in 1992 where Rahul Dravid was the opposing captain for India.
Mike will bring a cricket focus to the diploma papers. This will be around Coaching & Leadership. He will also give lectures based on cricket in Human Movement sections.
Teaching and Educational Qualifications
- Bachelor of Arts. Major in English and History.(Waikato Uni.) 1973
- Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (MasseyUni.)1987
- Current Teachers Training Certificate. (149273)
- TEFL qualification. Kent Uni UK 1979
- Advanced MCC coaching certificate.
- New Zealand level 3 High Performance Coach for five years.
- Coached the NZ Womens White Ferns Cricket team which won the World Cup in 1990.
- Coached two NZ `A` sides to Australia in the 1990`s.
- Assisted in the development of Coach Education programmes over several seasons.
- Helped develop coaching resources for New Zealand Cricket.
- Awarded the Sutcliffe medal in 2007 for contribution to NZ cricket.
- Coached the U19 Afghanistan cricket team in the World Cup held in NZ in 2009.
- Have been the Sydenham Cricket Club Coach in Christchurch from 2006.
Professional UK, Netherlands
- 1966 Professional Royton C.C. Central Lancashire League.
- 1967 Professional Royton C C. Central Lancashire League.
- 1974 Professional Marske by Sea. North Yorkshire League.
- 1976 Professional at Steinhousemuir C.C. Scottish League.
- 1979 Professional at Hermes D.V.S. Rotterdam Holland.
- 1980 Professional at Hermes D.V.S. Rotterdam Holland.
- These appointments required leadership in youth coaching schemes as well as the participating in the league competition.
- From 2006-09 I coached at Giggleswick Independent School in Yorkshire
New Zealand Cricket Appointments
- New Zealand Development Coach for an Internal Tour.
- Coached the NZ youth team that played against England in NZ.
- Coached the NZ youth Side that toured India 1992.
- 1994. Coached the NZ Emerging players which toured Darwin
- 1995-1996 Coach of the NZ academy team that played Zimbabwe at Wanganui and Whangarei.
- 1997-98. Coach of the NZ emerging players vs Zimbabwe at Dunedin.
- NZ senior men`s Selector from 1993-97.
- Appointed as Mens Academy coach in 1999.
- Appointed National Women’s Coach in 1999-2004
Minor Association Level.
- Selector –coach Hawkes Bay Team for 5 seasons 1980-1985.
- Central Districts Selector U 18 selector for 2 seasons.