NETBALL: NJ appoints head coach
Netball Jamaica (NJ) has appointed Jermaine Allison-McCracken of England as head coach of the Senior Sunshine Girls.
In a release tonight NJ said Allison-McCracken would be in charge for a six-month probation period.
The new head coach has Jamaican parents and more than 40 years experience in the game as a player and coach.
According to the release, three persons responded to the newspaper advertisement for the position of head coach and two were shortlisted for interview. The process included submission of video footage of a coaching session conducted by each candidate and interview by a four- member panel.
The release continued: "The Board, after deliberating concluded that
both candidates had strengths and weaknesses and recommended that both work as co-coaches for a period of 4-6 weeks with a view to making a final decision at the end of that period. The candidates were contacted and one refused the offer while the other accepted.
"The Board upon further review unanimously instructed the secretariat to offer Allison-McCracken the position with a six months period of probation."
Coach Allison-McCracken holds a UK Level 2
coaching certificate. She has over 40 years experience as a player, including playing goal shooter for England Juniors, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Squad, Berkshire County and Oxfordshire County before moving to Scotland.