Gary van Egmond

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Gary van Egmond
Personal information
Full name Gary van Egmond
Date of birth (1965-06-29) 29 June 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Playing position Manager (former Defender)
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Jets
Youth career
Manly-Warringah Dolphins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 APIA Leichhardt 7 (0)
1987–1989 Footscray JUST 61 (1)
1989–1990 Marconi Stallions 25 (1)
1990–1991 Roda JC 10 (0)
1991–1997 Marconi Stallions 109 (8)
1996–1997 Wollongong City Wolves 21 (0)
1997–1998 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 17 (0)
1998 Blacktown City 8 (0)
2001 Manly-Warringah Dolphins
National team
1988–1989 Australia 15 (15)
Teams managed
2001 Manly-Warringah Dolphins
2006-2009 Newcastle Jets
2011–2014 Newcastle Jets
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2007

Gary van Egmond (born 29 June 1965) is an Australian former football (soccer) player and former manager of Newcastle Jets in the A-League.

Playing career[edit]

Van Egmond began his playing career with APIA Leichhardt in 1982. It was not until he joined Footscray JUST in 1987 that he established himself as a prominent player in the NSL before moving overseas to play for Roda JC where he only managed to get 10 games.

He made his Socceroos debut in the 1988 Seoul Olympics under Frank Arok and went on to have success with Marconi Stallions in the 1990s – where he won a NSL championship and played in 3 finals.

Managerial career[edit]

Van Egmond began his coaching career with success as youth coach of Northern Spirit FC before he won the state-league grand final on his return to Manly-Warringah as head coach in 1999. He then joined Newcastle Breakers as the Assistant Coach in 2001. After Round 7 of season 2006–07, the Jets were last and winless, so existing coach Nick Theodorakopoulos was replaced by Van Egmond.

Van Egmond turned the Jets season around, making him very popular within the Newcastle community. With a 0–3–4 record for the first 7 games, Van Egmond helped the Jets to an 8–3–3 record for the final 14, securing the Jets a place in the A-League finals and cementing his job at the club for the 2007–08 season.

In the 2007–08 season Van Egmond guided the Newcastle Jets to second place on the league table and then to the A-League Championship. Van Egmond was signed to coach the Newcastle Jets until the end of the 2012/13 A-League season. However at the end of the 2008/09 season he left the club and accepted a position at the Australian Institute of Sport.

The FFA charged Van Egmond with bringing the game into disrepute for a furious on-field outburst with Perth Glory player, Adrian Trinidad, in round 11. He was banned from the touchline for four games and fined $2000, but the FFA suspended half the ban and the fine until the end of the season.[1][2] On 20 October 2011, he signed a two-year contract with former club Newcastle Jets who play in the A-League.[3]

on 5 September 2012 it was announced he had signed a one year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2013–14 A-League season.[4] On the 20th of January 2014 his contract to manage Newcastle Jets was terminated by mutual consent[5]

Personal life[edit]

Van Egmond is of Dutch heritage and is the father of Westfield Matilda player Emily van Egmond. His chums tend to call him Egghead.



With Marconi Stallions:

With Bonnyrigg White Eagles:


With Newcastle Jets:

Personal Honours:


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Preceded by
Ernie Merrick
Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Aurelio Vidmar