Gary van Egmond
van Egmond coaching the Newcastle Jets at training in 2008
|Full name||Gary van Egmond|
|Date of birth||29 June 1965|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Playing position||Manager (former Defender)|
|Australia women's team|
|1996–1997||Wollongong City Wolves||21||(0)|
|1997–1998||Bonnyrigg White Eagles||17||(0)|
|2015–||Australia Women (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
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 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. On 20 October 2011, he signed a two-year contract with former club Newcastle Jets who play in the A-League.
on 5 September 2012 it was announced he had signed a one-year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2013–14 season. On 20 January 2014 his contract to manage Newcastle Jets was terminated by mutual consent
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:
- NSL Championship: 1992–1993
With Bonnyrigg White Eagles:
- NSW Premier League Runners Up: 1997
With Newcastle Jets:
- Glory hold fire on Gazza row
- Dutchy cops two match ban
- http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/sport/football-soccer/gary-van-egmond-will-coach-the-jets/2329834.aspx Gary van Egmond will coach the Jets
- "Van Egmond leaves Newcastle Jets". SBS.
|A-League Coach of the Year