Currently the assistant of both South Australia’s Scorpions and the Adelaide Strikers WBBL side, Coleman boasts extensive coaching experience across the indoor and outdoor formats of the game.

An accomplished indoor cricketer and World Cup winning captain, Coleman is no stranger to the Australian setup, most recently leading Australia A to a 5-0 series clean sweep over England A earlier this year.

A qualified high school PE teacher, Coleman worked in the education system for 12 years before joining Queensland Cricket as a Coach and Talent Development Specialist.

Coleman will join fellow newly named assistant Dan Marsh, alongside interim head coach Shelley Nitschke, making up a new-look coaching group for the upcoming tour.


EGM of High Performance and National Teams, Ben Oliver said:

“It’s great to have coaches of such high calibre in the Australian system who we can call upon like we have with Jude and Dan.

“Both have extensive coaching and playing experience and did a brilliant job with the Australia A team earlier this year, so we know they’ll be of great assistance to Shelley, Meg and the team over the coming months.”

Ongoing coach appointments are expected to be confirmed following the Commonwealth Games.