USA confirm appointment of ex-Proteas Women coach Hilton Moreeng

USA confirm appointment of ex-Proteas Women coach Hilton Moreeng

Former long-serving Proteas Women coach Hilton Moreeng has been appointed as the head coach of the USA Women's senior and under-19 cricket teams.

Moreeng ended a 11-year spell with Cricket South Africa as the head coach of the Proteas Women in May, and has now secured his next job in the United States.

The 46-year-old led South Africa through a groundbreaking decade as he oversaw the professionalisation of women's cricket in the country in 2014, before leading them through a series of major successes – including a maiden World Cup final in the 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup on home soil.

"USA Cricket is pleased to announce Hilton Moreeng as the new, full-time head coach of the Women’s National Senior & U-19 Teams," read a statement from the Americans on Wednesday night.

Moreeng's first assignment will be to lead the USA Women's U19 team through the qualification process of the 2025 ICC Women's U19 World Cup to be hosted in Malaysia and Thailand next year.

“I am thrilled to join USA Cricket and eager to collaborate with both current players and emerging talent. I’m grateful to USA Cricket’s Board and Management for entrusting me with this opportunity to contribute my experience and knowledge to our growing team," commented the South African coach.

"My goal is to methodically build a competitive squad capable of rivaling the best in women’s cricket globally. Together, we aim to foster a culture of excellence and achievement within USA Cricket, paving the way for a successful future on the international stage.”

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