Netball Jamaica has announced the appointment of Jermaine Allison-McCracken as the new head coach for the National side the Sunshine Girls.
Netball Jamaica disclosed that three individuals were considered and two were shortlisted for an interview. It explained that the process included submission of video footage of a coaching session conducted by each candidate and interview by a four-member panel.
“The recommendations from the panel were tabled in a special meeting of the Board by Human Resource Committee Chair, Jennifer Headlam. The board after deliberating concluded that both candidates had strengths and weaknesses and recommended that both work as co-coaches for a period of 4-6 weeks with a view to making a final decision at the end of that period.
“The candidates were contacted and one refused the offer while the other accepted,” the release stated.
The Board upon further review unanimously instructed the Secretariat to offer McCracken the position with a six-month period of probation.
The new head coach has Jamaican parents and more than 40 years experience in the game as a player and coach. Coach Allison-McCracken holds a UK Level 2
coaching certificate. She has over 40 years experience as a player, including playing goal shooter for England Juniors, Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Squad, Berkshire County and Oxfordshire County before moving to Scotland.