Kim Barnett was named as the Derbyshire’s new Director of Cricket in September 2016 to lead the Club’s new coaching model ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Barnett, who is the Club’s all-time leading run-scorer and captained the county to two title-winning seasons, implementation the new model which includes a new First XI Support Coach, Twenty20 Specialist Coach and Development Coach.
Barnett, a legend of the Club, is one of the most decorated players in the Club’s history. He made a total of 813 appearances for Derbyshire during a career that spanned 19 years, between 1979 and 1998.
He played a leading role in three title winning campaigns, claiming the NatWest Trophy with victory at Lord’s in 1981, and captaining the side to the Refuge Assurance Sunday League title in 1990 and to the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1993.
The opening batsman, who also featured in four Tests for England, played 398 first-class matches for Derbyshire, scoring 23,854 runs and compiling 53 hundreds – both a Club record.
He also holds Club records for most List A runs, with 12,358, and most List A hundreds, with 13, while he was also Derbyshire’s longest-serving Captain. In total, he scored over 44,000 runs across both formats during his career.
Barnett was named Club President in 2016, but stood down in September 2016 to take over the new role of Director of Cricket.