Derbyshire have agreed a new contract with specialist batting coach David Houghton for the 2013 season.
Former Zimbabwe captain Houghton played a key role in helping Derbyshire clinch the LV= County Championship Division Two title last season.
And he will continue to work with the county's batsmen as Derbyshire look to establish themselves in the top-flight.
Head coach Karl Krikken said: "David is without doubt a premium, top-level batting coach who quite rightly commands a great deal of respect within the game.
"For our talented young batsmen to once again be able to tap into his experience, knowledge and expertise will be of great benefit to both the individual players and the club as a whole as we embark upon the challenge of Division One cricket."