Marcus looking forward to helping the next generation
Marcus Trescothick is joining the coaching team at Taunton School as Cricket Development Coach on a part time basis as from the start of the summer term.
The Somerset captain is already a regular cricket pundit on television and is known to be keen to give something back to the game by becoming involved in coaching.
During a break from his net practice at the County Ground the former England Test batsman said: “I am looking forward to becoming involved at Taunton School and will be looking to help them to build on what is already going on.
“Taunton School are really looking to improve their sport and have got numerous coaches there and I will be involved in working with the cricket.”
Marcus knows from first hand experience the quality of players who have come through Taunton School having played alongside former old boys Adam Dibble and Tom Abell, who burst on the Somerset scene last summer.
“We have got Tom and Adam here on the staff at the moment and they have come through the ranks quite recently,” he said. “I know quite a lot about Taunton School already with my own children going there and I also spent quite a lot of time there as a youngster myself using the facilities and attending various coaching courses over time.”
Talking specifically about his role Marcus said: “Coaching is certainly something I would like to become involved with and who knows what capacity I will be involved in further down the line, but this gives me a taste and I can work things out and learn a bit more about it. I’m looking to start at the bottom and learning the trade like you do when you have been playing the game.
“I don’t have too much time because in the season I spend a lot more time away from home. I also have a lot of commitments with Sky and there is of course what I’m involved with here at Somerset, but if I have got an afternoon off I will go along and watch the Taunton School games. I want to see the players out in the middle to get an understanding of how they are and then work from there and then see how we can review the winter coaching and the programmes that are in place to try and improve their skills.”
Talking about when he starts his new role Marcus said: “As soon as they return from Easter I will start to become involved as much as I can and watch some of their games when I have got time. I am looking forward to starting and it’s the kind of thing that I have been looking to become involved with for a while and maybe this is a start of my coaching role.”
The Somerset Club Captain added: “When you get to my sort of age you start looking at what is going to happen afterwards. I have had the pleasure of working with a lot of different coaches over my career who have given up their time for me so now its my turn to return the favour and help the next generation come through.”