List of Adelaide Football Club coaches

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The Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Adelaide, South Australia. Playing in the Australian Football League, the team is the eldest of the two teams based in Adelaide. The 'Crows' joined the AFL in 1991 to represent the South Australian Football League on the national stage.[1] Out of 418 games, Adelaide has a winning percentage of 52.6%, with 220-1-197.[2]

Adelaide has had five coaches since it joined the AFL. Neil Craig, the current Adelaide coach, has the best record with a winning average of 61.54,[3] whereas Robert Shaw has the lowest, with a winning percentage of 38.36.[4] Malcolm Blight coached Adelaide to their two premierships in 1997 and 1998.[5] During the 2004 AFL season, Gary Ayres was informed that his contract would not be renewed, resulting in Neil Craig becoming caretaker coach from Round 14 to the end of the season.[6]

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
D Draws
Win% Winning percentage

Coaches[edit]

Note: The list begins in 1991, when the Crows joined the AFL. This is correct through the end of 2013
AAMI Stadium is Adelaide's home ground.
# Name Seasons Stats Reference
GC W L D W%
1 Graham Cornes 19911994 86 42 43 1 49.42 [7][8]
2 Robert Shaw 19951996 44 17 27 0 38.64 [4][7]
3 Malcolm Blight 19971999 66 34 32 0 51.52 [7][9]
4 Gary Ayres 20002004 101 53 48 0 52.48 [7][10]
5 Neil Craig 20042011 166 92 74 0 55.42 [3][7]
6 Mark Bickley 2011 6 3 3 0 50.00
7 Brenton Sanderson 2012 47 28 19 0 59.50

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of Adelaide coaches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adelaide Crows - A Short History, Adelaide Football Club, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  2. ^ "All the Stats • Adelaide Summary", AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  3. ^ a b All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Niel Craig, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  4. ^ a b All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Robert Shaw, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  5. ^ Crows Premiership Teams, Adelaide Football Club, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  6. ^ Neil Craig signs until end of 2011, AAP, 12 August 2008, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  7. ^ a b c d e AFL Statistics, Australian Football League, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  8. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Graham Cornes, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  9. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Malcolm Blight, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  10. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Gary Ayres, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009