Kevin Shine, the ECB’s former lead fast bowling coach, has joined Nottinghamshire as an assistant coach, bringing an end to his 14-year association with the national academy at Loughborough.
In his new role at Trent Bridge, Shine, 50, will be reunited with the former England head coach, Peter Moores, where his first challenge will be to plot Nottinghamshire’s route back to the top flight after their calamitous relegation in 2019.
Shine’s departure from the ECB follows this week’s confirmation that Peter Such, the lead spin coach, is also moving on from Loughborough as part of an overall of the coaching set-up since the appointment of Chris Silverwood as England’s new head coach.
Prior to his move to the national set-up, which encompassed four Ashes wins, the World T20 victory in 2010 and England’s rise to No.1 in the ICC world rankings in 2011, Shine served as Head Coach and Academy Director at Somerset.
“When the opportunity came up it was a no-brainer for me,” said Shine. “I’m really looking forward to working with Pete [Moores] again. He is one of the best coaches in the game and a person I have huge respect for.
“I love coaching, so to be able to support and work with coaches of the calibre of Mooresy, Franksie [Paul Franks], Ant Botha, Andy Pick and Matt Wood, who I know from working at Somerset, is amazing.
“I have spent the last 14 years trying to develop international cricketers and to put a bit of what I have learnt back into county cricket is really exciting.”
Shine’s arrival means that Andy Pick, Nottinghamshire’s long-term assistant, will take up a new role in the identification of emerging talent for the first team, alongside Elite Pathway Manager Matt Wood and Second XI Coach Ant Botha.
“On the back of last season, we know we’ve got to get better,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores.
“Our coaching is part of that and – with Kevin becoming available – we saw an opportunity to shake things up in a way we believe will help us improve.
“He’s coming from 14 years in an elite environment with England, where he’s worked within various coaching regimes and with a whole host of different players.
“His track record is there for all to see in the current crop of international bowlers available to England, and it’s fantastic that we can now tap into that experience at Notts.
“Equally exciting is the opportunity for our young cricketers to work with a coach of the calibre of Andy Pick.
“Andy will have a specific focus on developing our bowling talent, whilst also being perfectly placed to help inform our recruitment.
“The depth of his experience across senior and youth levels is second to none, so it feels like a real step forward for us.”