Somerset have signed Marcus Trescothick as their full-time assistant coach on a two-year contract, it was announced.
The 43-year-old opener retired from first-class cricket at the end of 2019 season after playing for 27 consecutive seasons at Somerset. He scored 19,654 first-class runs in his 296 appearances.
Trescothick’s role as a coach will be to assist second XI head coach, Greg Kennis, helping the young players to establish in the first XI side.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to have the opportunity to join the coaching setup here at the Club and I can’t wait to get my teeth in to it,” said Trescothick as quoted by Somerset CCC.
“I spent some time in and around the Second XI last season, so I’ve already spent some quality time with the younger players who have just come into the squad. To think that you might be able to help progress someone’s career is a great feeling and it’s something that I’m really looking forward to.
“We have a great coaching setup and I’ve obviously had the opportunity to tap into the expertise of the current coaches. I also did some work with England last year and hopefully I can use some of that knowledge to help benefit the Club over the next few years.”
The former England batsman has also worked in the England set-up during the Ashes, assisting batting coach Graham Thorpe.
"To be able to add someone like Marcus, with all of his experience, to the support staff is really exciting for us," said Somerset head coach Jason Kerr.
"What is great for us is that his coaching journey is in its infancy and he's really hungry to learn.
"Any decision like this is made with the best interests of the club in mind. We are excited to be aiding his coaching development and we will certainly be tapping into his knowledge to help support our young players."