The former Tasmanian coach replaces Lachlan Stevens in the role. Stevens will remain with the club, moving into an assistant coaching role with the BBL squad under Head Coach Andrew McDonald.
Coyle has worked with both the Australian men’s and women’s teams in recent years and will continue with his Australian duties, joining the Renegades during the WBBL season.
“It’s an exciting opportunity and one I’m looking forward to getting stuck into,” Coyle said.
“The club has worked hard to create a really good culture around this team and heading into the third season of the competition, we know what to expect, how strong the teams are and what it takes to be successful,” Coyle said.
Stevens said staying with the club was an ideal outcome.
“The last two WBBL seasons have been a great learning experience and we’ve had a really good group this season to work with. We were fortunate that Tim was able to spend some time with the squad at the end of last season and I’m excited that he’s agreed to take on the role,” Stevens said.
“I’m looking forward to working with the BBL team and supporting the WBBL team next season,” Stevens said.
Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said the changes set the club up well going into next season.
“The WBBL competition continues to grow and we’re pleased to welcome Tim’s knowledge and experience in leading our WBBL team and also to have retained Lachlan’s skills at the Renegades and match that with our BBL team – many of who he knows particularly well through his coaching role with the Victorian Bushrangers,” Coventry said.
The changes take effect immediately.