Seccombe takes over from Phil Jaques, who is moving to a senior coaching position with NSW.
Until Chris Hartley passed him last season, Seccombe had owned the record for most wicket-keeping dismissals in Queensland Cricket history after claiming 519 first class and 126 one-day dismissals before retiring in 2005.
He was the wicket-keeper in the historic Queensland team that won the State’s first Sheffield Shield title in 1994-95 and was also a member of the title winning 1996-97, 1999-00, 2000-01, and 2001-02 first class championship teams.
A former Queensland Youth coach, he was an assistant coach for the Bulls and Brisbane Heat under Darren Lehmann in 2011-12 and toured to Bangladesh as Australian fielding coach in the same year.
He was also a fielding consultant to the National Cricket Centre.
Away from cricket, he holds a Masters of Business (Marketing) and is the Managing Director of two sign manufacturing businesses ‘Signs of Safety’ and ‘Sign Connect’.
Seccombe was appointed to the Board of Queensland Cricket last year but stood down as a Director this week to pursue the Bulls coaching role.
Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said the appointment delivered clarity and certainty for the Bulls into the future.
“Wade had an enviable record and gilt-edged reputation as a player, for his skill level as an individual and his dedication to the team environment,’’ he said.
“After his playing career finished, he made the decision to establish himself in business where again, he has been successful.”
“Phil Jaques and his coaching and support staff have put in a significant amount of work to lay the foundations for the future and I am sure the players will appreciate that effort when Wade takes on the role as head coach in a few weeks,” Walters said.
Seccombe said he was privileged to be able to coach the team that provided him with so many memorable moments in his playing career.
“I was fortunate to play in an era where we enjoyed our share of success, and benefited from the expertise of some great coaches and great players,’’ he said.
“Coming back into that environment now as a coach is incredibly exciting. Phil has done a wonderful job with the squad and I thank him for his work in developing a group of players who have enormous prospects.”
Seccombe said he enjoyed his previous coaching stints with Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia and his more recent time as a Director.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Board, and thank the Chairman and my fellow Directors for their assistance and encouragement during that time and for the opportunity to pursue the Bulls job when it arose,” he said
“With the Bulls squad already into their pre-season, I am very much looking forward to getting to work with them,’’ he said.