Darren Crocker

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Darren Crocker
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Crocker in 2007 as an assistant coach
Personal information
Full name Darren Crocker
Date of birth (1967-03-26) 26 March 1967 (age 49)
Original team(s) Belgrave[1]
Height / weight 189 cm / 88 kg
Position(s) Half-forward/Forward pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1998 North Melbourne 165 (119)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2009, 2015, 2016 North Melbourne 15 (6–8–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of Round 11, 2016.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player, 1996

Darren Crocker (born 26 March 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer and former player of the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). On 16 June 2009, he was appointed caretaker coach of the North Melbourne Football Club after the resignation of Dean Laidley. On 17 August 2009 the North Melbourne Football Club appointed Brad Scott as their senior coach, thus Crocker was not retained as North Melbourne coach for the 2010 season. However, he remained as assistant coach at North Melbourne Football Club. In 2015, Crocker again served as acting coach when Scott underwent back surgery,[2] and again for one match in 2016 when Scott was ill.[3]

Crocker played in the 1996 AFL Grand Final against the Sydney Swans.

He is married with four children.


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