Coad playing for Gold Coast in 2012
|Full name||Michael Coad|
|Date of birth||13 September 1983|
|Original team(s)||Sturt (SANFL)|
|Draft||No. 2, 2010 Rookie Draft, Gold Coast|
|Height / weight||190cm / 86kg|
|2011–2012||Gold Coast||6 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2012.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Sturt, Coad was drafted by Gold Coast as a mature age rookie with pick number two of the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft and was elevated to Gold Coast's senior list for their first season. He made his senior AFL debut against Western Bulldogs in round 3 of the 2011 AFL season.
Coad suffered a serious hamstring injury in his 2nd game for the Gold Coast, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2011 season. Coad was delisted by Gold Coast on 3 September 2011 but redrafted by them in the 2012 Rookie Draft. Coad has since played one further AFL match for Gold Coast. Coad now plays with the Sturt Football Club in the South Australian Football League, Coad was slelcted as Captain for the Sturt Football Club.
- Davis, Greg (10 April 2011), "Boys bruised but improved - Suns twice bitten but not-so shy this time", The Sunday Mail
- Michael Coad's statistics from AFL Tables