He is also a former Test captain and has been inducted to Cricket's Hall of Fame. Greg Chappell is committed to his current coaching position, where he has recently helped guide the nation's best young cricketers to victory in the under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He was pleased to be chairman of the youth selection panel that picked this team.
Greg Chappell explained that he was not looking for team roles any more, and certainly not at international level. He noted that the lifestyle is just too hard and too demanding.
"I am really enjoying my present role," he stated. "It is a good level at which to work with youngsters because I can have a greater influence with them now, than with players at a later stage of their career."
He agrees with Rod Marsh that this is a fulfilling job, because he can see the young boys coming through and progressing with their careers.
Well-Being Australia chairman, Mark Tronson, cricket chaplain whose ministries focus on 'Respite', interviewed Greg Chappell for the Australian Missionary News IPTV where Chappell spelt out his own value on respite and that for the youngsters.
One fascinating comment Greg Chappell made was that he sends his charges home part way through their stint at the AIS Cricket Centre of Excellence in Brisbane so as to reconnect with family and friends and they return refreshed and fired up, ready to get back into playing cricket.
This was something that he introduced into the AIS Cricket program, and it coincides with the emphasis that the AIS places on Respite for its athletes across the board.
Well-Being Australia provides two Respite facilities for their athletes and coaches, Basil Sellers Moruya on the NSW south coast, and Basil Sellers Tweed on the NSW north coast where M V Tronson resides.