List of current Australian Football League coaches

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Alastair Clarkson is currently the longest-serving coach in the Australian Football League.

This list includes the appointment date and performance record of current Australian Football League senior coaches. The league consists of 18 clubs across Australia, with at least one club in every state/territory apart from Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Alastair Clarkson, the senior coach of the Hawthorn Football Club since September 2004, is the longest serving coach in the league. He has also won the most matches (216) and premierships (4) among active coaches. John Worsfold, the senior coach of the Essendon Football Club since October 2015, has coached the most matches (371) out of any current senior coach across their respective careers, with his previous tenure at the West Coast Eagles from 2002 to 2013 in addition to his current term at Essendon. Chris Scott, the senior coach of the Geelong Football Club since October 2010, has the best winning percentage at 69.30%. Six coaches have won at least one AFL premiership during their current term; Alastair Clarkson in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Chris Scott in 2011, John Longmire in 2012, Luke Beveridge in 2016, Damien Hardwick in 2017 and 2019, and Adam Simpson in 2018. John Worsfold won a premiership during his previous term with West Coast in 2006.

Five coaches either resigned or were sacked during the 2019 AFL season; Brad Scott (North Melbourne), Alan Richardson (St Kilda), Brendon Bolton (Carlton), Ross Lyon (Fremantle) and Don Pyke (Adelaide).[1]

Coaches[edit]

Key
Prem Premiership wins
W Wins
L Losses
D Draws
GC Games coached
Win% Winning percentage
Statistics are correct to the end of the 2019 AFL season
Team Name Appointed[a] Time as coach Prem W L D GC Win% Prem W L D GC Win% Played for Past

Clubs as an assistant or senior coach

Source
Current[b] Career[c]
Adelaide Matthew Nicks 15 October 2019 46 days 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% sydney swans port Adelaide and Gws giants
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan 3 October 2016 3 years, 58 days 0 26 42 0 68 38.24% 0 26 42 0 68 38.24% Hawthorn

Melbourne

[2]
Carlton David Teague 3 June 2019 180 days 0 6 5 0 11 54.55% 0 6 5 0 11 54.55% Carlton

North Melbourne

west coast,Carlton,st kilda and Adelaide [3]
Collingwood Nathan Buckley 2 October 2011[d] 8 years, 59 days 0 103 82 1 186 55.65% 0 103 82 1 186 55.65% Brisbane Bears

Collingwood

Collingwood [4]
Essendon John Worsfold 5 October 2015 4 years, 56 days 0 39 51 0 90 43.33% 1 188 181 2 371 50.94% West Coast West Coast [5]
Fremantle Justin Longmuir 30 September 2019 61 days 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 N/A Fremantle Collingwood
West Coast
Geelong Chris Scott 18 October 2010 9 years, 43 days 1 148 65 2 215 69.3% 1 148 65 2 215 69.3% Brisbane Bears

Brisbane Lions

Fremantle [6]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew 5 October 2017 2 years, 56 days 0 7 37 0 44 15.91% 0 7 37 0 44 15.91% Port Adelaide

Hawthorn

Sydney Swans [7]
Greater Western Sydney Leon Cameron 2 September 2013[e] 6 years, 89 days 0 79 61 3 143 56.29% 0 79 61 3 143 56.29% Western Bulldogs
Richmond
Hawthorn [8]
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson 8 September 2004 15 years, 83 days 4 216 133 2 351 61.82% 4 216 133 2 351 61.82% North Melbourne
Melbourne
St Kilda
Port Adelaide
[9]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin 28 August 2016[f] 3 years, 94 days 0 33 36 0 69 47.83% 0 33 37 0 70 47.14% Adelaide Essendon [10][11]
North Melbourne Rhyce Shaw 26 May 2019 188 days 0 7 5 0 12 58.33% 0 7 5 0 12 58.33% Collingwood

Sydney

Sydney

North Melbourne

[12]
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley 5 October 2012 7 years, 56 days 0 88 71 0 159 55.35% 0 88 71 0 159 55.35% Fitzroy
Geelong
St Kilda
Geelong
Gold Coast
[13]
Richmond Damien Hardwick 26 August 2009 10 years, 96 days 2 130 99 2 231 56.71% 2 130 99 2 231 56.71% Essendon
Port Adelaide
Hawthorn [14]
St Kilda Brett Ratten 16 July 2019 137 days 0 3 3 0 6 50% 0 63 62 1 126 50% Carlton Carlton
Hawthorn
Sydney John Longmire 12 September 2010[g] 9 years, 79 days 1 139 77 2 218 64.22% 1 139 77 2 218 64.22% North Melbourne Sydney [15]
West Coast Adam Simpson 3 October 2013 6 years, 58 days 1 92 49 1 142 65.14% 1 92 49 1 142 65.14% North Melbourne Hawthorn [16]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge 14 November 2014 5 years, 16 days 1 64 52 0 116 55.17% 1 64 52 0 116 55.17% Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Hawthorn [17]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Appointment date of current term at the team.
  2. ^ Coaching statistics from the current term with the team; coaching statistics from previous term with the team are not included.
  3. ^ Coaching statistics for career in the AFL, records in other leagues are not included.
  4. ^ Nathan Buckley was named as the succession coach of Collingwood in 2009, he took over as senior coach from Mick Malthouse after the 2011 AFL Grand Final.
  5. ^ Leon Cameron was named as the succession coach of Greater Western Sydney in 2012, he took over as senior coach from Kevin Sheedy after the conclusion of the 2013 AFL season.
  6. ^ Simon Goodwin was named as the succession coach of Melbourne in 2014, he took over as senior coach from Paul Roos after the conclusion of the 2016 AFL season.
  7. ^ John Longmire was named as the succession coach of Sydney in 2009, he took over as senior coach from Paul Roos after the club lost the semi-final in 2010.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Ralph, Jon (25 August 2015). "Brendon Bolton agrees to open-ended deal as he becomes Carlton's new coach". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ Devlyn, Darren (26 August 2009). "Happy in the hot seat". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC: News Corp Australia. p. 3.
  5. ^ Wood, Lauren (5 October 2015). "John Worsfold unveiled as new Essendon senior coach". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ Matthews, Bruce (18 October 2011). "Fremantle coach Mark Harvey praises appointment of Dockers assistant Chris Scott as Cats coach". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ Wenzel, Murray; Vaughan, Roger (5 October 2017). "Stuart Dew confirmed as Gold Coast Suns coach". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ Australian Associated Press (4 October 2012). "Leon Cameron in four-year deal with GWS". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Hawks appoint Clarkson as coach". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Simon Goodwin welcomed as Paul Roos's successor at Melbourne Demons". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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  13. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (5 October 2012). "Gold Coast Suns assistant Ken Hinkley wins Port Adelaide coaching job for AFL season 2013". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  14. ^ Denham, Greg (26 August 2009). "Richmond Tigers hand their reins to Damien Hardwick". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  15. ^ Australian Associated Press (12 August 2009). "Paul Roos retires as John Longmire takes over Sydney coaching job". The Courier Mail. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Adam Simpson named West Coast Eagles head coach". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  17. ^ Landsberger, Sam (14 November 2014). "Luke Beveridge named Western Bulldogs senior coach after lengthy search". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.