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 seven coaches since it joined the AFL. Neil Craig 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] Phil Walsh was head coach during the 2015 AFL season until his sudden death on 3 July 2015.[7]

# 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.
# Name Seasons Stats Reference
GC W L D W%
1 Graham Cornes 19911994 89 43 45 1 49.42 [8][9]
2 Robert Shaw 19951996 44 17 27 0 38.64 [4][8]
3 Malcolm Blight 19971999 74 41 33 0 51.52 [8][10]
4 Gary Ayres 20002004 107 55 52 0 52.48 [8][11]
5 Neil Craig 20042011 166 92 74 0 55.42 [3][8]
6 Mark Bickley 2011 6 3 3 0 50.00
7 Brenton Sanderson 20122014 69 39 30 0 56.52 [12]
8 Phil Walsh 2015 12 7 5 0 58.00% [13]
9 Scott Camporeale 2015 11 7 4 0 63.63% [14]
10 Don Pyke 2016 22 16 6 0 75.00% [15]

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. ^ Thring, Harry (3 July 2015). "Phil Walsh dead after domestic dispute". Australian Football League. AAP. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e AFL Statistics, Australian Football League, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  9. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Graham Cornes, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  10. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Malcolm Blight, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  11. ^ All the Stats • VFL/AFL Coaches - Gary Ayres, AlltheStats.com, retrieved 7 February 2009 
  12. ^ Adelaide Crows Sack Coach Brenton Sanderson, The Age, retrieved 7 October 2014 
  13. ^ Cross-town coach poach, Australian Football League, retrieved 7 October 2014 
  14. ^ "Camporeale to coach, Worsfold joins nest". AFC.com.au. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Pyke named new Crows coach". afc.com.au. Adelaide Crows. Retrieved 9 October 2015.