Damien Hardwick is currently the longest-serving coach in the Australian Football League.
Damien Hardwick 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 two clubs in every state/territory apart from Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Damien Hardwick, the senior coach of the Richmond Football Club since August 2009, is currently the longest-serving coach in the league. He has also won the most premierships (3) among active coaches. Chris Scott, the senior coach of the Geelong Football Club since October 2010, has won the most matches (179) and has the best winning percentage at 68.97%. Six coaches have won at least one AFL premiership during their current term: Chris Scott in 2011; John Longmire in 2012; Luke Beveridge in 2016; Damien Hardwick in 2017, 2019 and 2020; Adam Simpson in 2018; and Simon Goodwin in 2021.

Coaches

Key
Prem Premiership wins
W Wins
L Losses
D Draws
GC Games coached
Win% Winning percentage
Statistics are correct to the end of the 2021 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 2 years, 330 days 0 10 29 0 39 25.64% 0 10 29 0 39 25.64% Sydney Port Adelaide
Greater Western Sydney
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan 3 October 2016 5 years, 342 days 0 56 55 0 111 50.45% 0 56 55 0 111 50.45% N\A Hawthorn
Melbourne
[1]
Carlton Michael Voss 23 September 2021 352 days 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% Brisbane Bears
Brisbane Lions
Brisbane Lions
Port Adelaide
[2]
Collingwood Craig McRae 1 September 2021 1 year, 9 days 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% Brisbane Bears
Brisbane Lions
Richmond
Brisbane Lions
Collingwood
Hawthorn
[3]
Essendon [to be determined]
- - - - - - - - - - - -

Fremantle Justin Longmuir 30 September 2019 2 years, 345 days 0 17 22 0 39 43.59% 0 17 22 0 39 43.59% Fremantle Collingwood
West Coast
Geelong Chris Scott 18 October 2010 11 years, 327 days 1 179 80 2 261 68.97% 1 179 80 2 261 68.97% Brisbane Bears
Brisbane Lions
Fremantle [4]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew 5 October 2017 4 years, 340 days 0 19 63 1 83 23.49% 0 19 63 1 83 23.49% Port Adelaide
Hawthorn
Sydney [5]
Greater Western Sydney Adam Kingsley 22 August 2022 19 days 0 99 81 4 184 54.89% 0 99 81 4 184 54.89% Port Adelaide Port Adelaide
St Kilda
Richmond
Hawthorn Sam Mitchell 22 August 2021 1 year, 19 days 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% Hawthorn
West Coast
West Coast
Hawthorn
[6]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin 28 August 2016[d] 6 years, 13 days 1 62 48 1 111 55.86% 1 62 49 1 112 55.80% Adelaide Essendon [7][8]
North Melbourne Alastair Clarkson 19 August 2022 22 days 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% North Melbourne
Melbourne
St Kilda
Port Adelaide
Hawthorn
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley 5 October 2012 9 years, 340 days 0 121 81 0 202 59.90% 0 121 81 0 202 59.90% Fitzroy
Geelong
St Kilda
Geelong
Gold Coast
[9]
Richmond Damien Hardwick 26 August 2009 13 years, 15 days 3 154 116 4 274 56.93% 3 154 116 4 274 56.93% Essendon
Port Adelaide
Hawthorn [10]
St Kilda Brett Ratten 16 July 2019 3 years, 56 days 0 23 22 0 45 51.11% 0 84 82 1 167 50.60% Carlton Melbourne
Carlton
Hawthorn
Sydney John Longmire 12 September 2010[e] 11 years, 363 days 1 159 97 2 258 62.02% 1 159 97 2 258 62.02% North Melbourne Sydney [11]
West Coast Adam Simpson 3 October 2013 8 years, 342 days 1 114 67 1 182 62.91% 1 114 67 1 182 62.91% North Melbourne Hawthorn [12]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge 14 November 2014 7 years, 300 days 1 92 68 0 160 57.50% 1 92 68 0 160 57.50% Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
St Kilda
Collingwood
Hawthorn
[13]

See also

Notes

  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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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

  1. ^ Australian Associated Press (3 October 2016). "Brisbane Lions appoint Hawthorn football chief Chris Fagan as AFL coach". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ McClure, Sam (23 September 2021). "'No stone unturned': Voss appointed Carlton coach". The Age.
  3. ^ Ryan, Peter (1 September 2021). "'I'm pretty pumped': McRae determined to build culture and success at Pies". The Age. Melbourne, VIC.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Wenzel, Murray; Vaughan, Roger (5 October 2017). "Stuart Dew confirmed as Gold Coast Suns coach". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Alastair Clarkson to depart Hawthorn as Sam Mitchell succession plans falls apart". Sporting News. 30 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Simon Goodwin welcomed as Paul Roos's successor at Melbourne Demons". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ Morris, Tom (14 September 2016). "Newly installed Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin already looking towards 2017". Fox Sports Australia. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Denham, Greg (26 August 2009). "Richmond Tigers hand their reins to Damien Hardwick". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Adam Simpson named West Coast Eagles head coach". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  13. ^ Landsberger, Sam (14 November 2014). "Luke Beveridge named Western Bulldogs senior coach after lengthy search". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.