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Ashley Morcom to stand down as Redruth head coach at season's end

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

By Bill Sobey @billsobey

Ashley Morcom to stand down as Redruth head coach

Redruth head coach Ashley Morcom

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Redruth head coach Ashley Morcom has informed the club of his intention to stand down as head coach at the end of the season.

Morcom, 32, took over the senior coaching role this term following the departure of former director of rugby Adrian Edwards.

However, Morcom will step aside at the end of the current National League Two South season and the club will now begin the search for a successor in good time for the 2014-15 campaign.

A club statement read: “Ashley stresses that he regrets having to make the decision and that he still intends to remain active in a coaching role with the club next season, assisting however he can.

“The club is very grateful to Ashley for his hard work during what has been a testing season both on and off the pitch and we all look forward to his continued contribution.

“The recruitment process for a new head coach will start in the next few weeks with the aim of having someone in post by the end of the season to ensure continuity into the 2014-15 season.”

Morcom has served the Cornish club well in another difficult period. Senior players Darren Jacques and Lewis Vinnicombe departed mid-season following the club’s inability to pay them. The Reds are currently tenth in the table, but only three points above the relegation zone with eight games remaining.

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