Richard Dawson has become the third former Yorkshire player to join the club’s coaching staff this winter after being appointed as their new second XI coach to replace Sri Lanka national coach Paul Farbrace.
A former England Test off-spinner, Dawson follows Ian Fisher (strength and conditioning coach) and Anthony McGrath (player mentor) back through the door at Headingley. He will begin his new position on April 1, the opening day of the 2014 county season.
Dawson, aged just 33, has rejoined the club from Gloucestershire, where he finished his playing career and became spin bowling coach and their specialist one-day coach.
He was a County Championship winner with and a Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy winner with Yorkshire in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
“I am delighted to be working for Yorkshire,” said Dawson, who also has a coaching role within the England Performance Programme set-up, which involves a trip to the forthcoming under 19s World Cup in the UAE.
“I enjoyed six years as a player at Headingley and had some great times, including winning a couple of trophies. To have the opportunity to return and be part of the coaching staff is a real honour and a fresh challenge that I’m relishing.
“Yorkshire have a number exciting prospects coming through, and to be part of their development over the next few years will be a major part of my role. This is a club that is heading in the right direction. I look forward to working alongside Martyn (Moxon), Dizzy (Jason Gillespie), the players and the rest of the coaching set-up.”
Dawson was a team-mate of current first-team coach Jason Gillespie during his playing days at Yorkshire.
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