Date of birth
25 August 1936
183 cm / 83 kg
Half back flank
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1962 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1977.
Melbourne premiership player 1957, 1959, 1960
Waverley premiership captain-coach, 1965
Ian Thorogood (born 25 August 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played and coached in the Victorian Football League (VFL). [1 ]
Thorogood played for
Melbourne, including three premiership teams. In 1963, he went to the Waverley Football Club in the Victorian Football Association, and he coached the club to its sole Division 1 premiership in 1965. He was also responsible for giving the club its nickname, the Panthers. He moved on to become assistant coach of [2 ] South Melbourne in 1970.
He joined the
Carlton Football Club as assistant coach in 1976, but took over the senior coaching position when John Nicholls resigned at the beginning of the season. He coached the club for the 1976 and 1977 seasons.
References [ edit ]
^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 642. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
^ Scot Palmer (10 May 1963). "Panthers are snarling". The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, VIC). p. 45.
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