Brian Coleman (footballer, born 1932)
|Full name||Brian Coleman|
|Date of birth||21 May 1932|
|Date of death||9 December 1966(aged 34)|
|Place of death||Melbourne|
|Height / weight||182 cm / 79 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.
Coleman, a half back, started his career at Cobden. From there he joined Essendon and played five games in both the 1952 and 1953 VFL seasons. He left Essendon in 1954 and returned to the Ballarat Football League, signing with Maryborough. In 1961 he won the league's best and fairest award.
He died in 1966, aged only 34, in an accident at a gymnasium. A police constable, he had attempted a somersault from a spring board and received cervical injuries when he landed badly. He died on the way to the hospital.