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Coaching Staff

Giles White

Giles White

Director of Cricket
Giles White holds the position Director of Cricket and following a successful professional playing career with the county, is now part of the set-up behind the scenes at Hampshire.

In a professional playing career spanning 11 years at first-class level, White scored more than 6000 runs at an average of more than 30 whilst also claiming 12 first-class wickets as an occasional leg-break bowler.
Adrian Birrell

Adrian Birrell

First Team Manager
Adrian Birrell was appointed as First Team Manager in December 2018, joining the Club on a three-year deal.

The former Ireland and England U19 Head Coach enjoyed a first-class playing career spanning more than a decade, having represented both Eastern Province and County Districts in his native South Africa from 1984, before moving into coaching at the conclusion of his playing career in 1997.

After working with the South Africa U19 side and acting as Head Coach of Eastern Province from 1999, the former all-rounder was appointed Ireland Head Coach in 2002. Birrell led the side for a five-year period which saw them gain a place in the top 10 of the ICC World Rankings and also included a successful 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign, in which they reached the Super Eight stage.

He was then named England U19 Head Coach in 2010, before joining South Africa’s coaching set-up under Russell Domingo, filling the role of Assistant Coach from 2013 until 2017, until his appointment at South Afrcian Mzansi Super Leauge side, Paarl Rocks, earlier this year.
Alfonso Thomas

Alfonso Thomas

Assistant Coach
Alfonso Thomas holds the position of Assistant Coach, a role which also sees him work closely with the squad's bowlers.


Thomas, the former South Africa seamer who enjoyed a 17-year playing career, including eight years with Somerset, moved into coaching following his retirement and has since held roles with Kent, Surrey, Khulna Titans – which saw him work alongside Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene - and the West Indies.
Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams

Assistant Coach
Jimmy Adams holds the position of Assistant Coach and after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, is now part of the set-up behind the scenes at Hampshire.

The former Club captain amassed more than 20,000 runs in a career spanning 16 years and 491 matches before his retirement, and he joins the Coaching Staff with a focus on the Hampshire Second XI.
Tony Middleton

Tony Middleton

Batting Coach
Tony Middleton holds the position of First Team Batting Coach, following a prolific professional playing career with the county.

Middleton enjoyed an 11 year career at first-class level and scored more 5500 runs at the highest domestic level, having represented Hampshire for the entirety of his playing years.
Charlie Freeston

Charlie Freeston

Head of Player Development
Charlie Freeston played cricket on the Isle of Wight for Ventnor Cricket Club before joining the Hampshire Cricket as a coach of the youth age groups and performance squads.

He subsequently impressed and worked his way up the coaching ladder at the Ageas Bowl. Having worked with the Hampshire Academy for a number of years, Charlie now holds the role of Head of Player Development.
James Clegg

James Clegg

Head Physiotherapist
Originally from Leeds, James Clegg joined the staff at the Ageas Bowl as Head Physiotherapist ahead of the 2017 season, replacing the outgoing Thihan Chandromohan
Nick Karamouzis

Nick Karamouzis

Head of Strength & Conditioning
Joe Maiden

Joe Maiden

Performance Analyst
Born in Bristol, Joe Maiden joined the Club in March 2014 to take up the role of Performance Analyst.

Prior to his move to the Ageas Bowl, Joe graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) studying BSC Sports Coaching Science.

In his spare time, Joe plays club cricket for West of England Premier Cricket League side, Rockhampton.