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David Teague, Senior Coach

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Former Blue and highly regarded coach David Teague returned to Ikon Park at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

The 36-year-old had been in charge of Adelaide’s forward line from 2015 to 2017. Previously, he held positions with St Kilda (2014) and West Coast (2011-13) as a backline coach and was the Northern Bullants’ coach from 2008-10 in the VFL.

The 2004 John Nicholls Medallist retired from AFL at the end of the 2007 season, having played 50 games for Carlton as well as 33 for North Melbourne. 

Teague was announced as the Blues' senior coach prior to the end of the 2019 season, after an impressive period as the team's interim coach. 

AFL Senior Coach sponsor: The Paper Cup Company
AFL Coaches ambassador: Ivan Szer

Henry Playfair, Head of Coaching Performance

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After a playing career spanning nine seasons with Geelong and Sydney, Henry Playfair commenced his extensive coaching pathway as the coach of the Swans' NEAFL side in 2011. He was soon promoted to assistant coach in 2012 where he took charge of the forward line during Sydney's Premiership year. 

After eight years coaching north of the border, Playfair moved to the Saints in 2018 as the Backline and Team Defence coach where he has spent the last two seasons. He is also currently completing the AFL Level 4 coaching program.

Playfair’s role as Head of Coaching Performance will also extend across the Club’s VFL, AFLW and VFLW programs.

John Barker, Assistant Coach (Stoppages)

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After taking the reins as interim coach in 2015, John Barker's team-first, club-first approach has earned high praise from all within the Blues ranks.
 
Since joining Carlton as an assistant coach in 2011, Barker has held a variety of positions including backline coach, forward coach, stoppages coach and Head of Strategy and High Performance. He previously held assistance coaching positions at Hawthorn and St Kilda.
 
Barker also has an impressive record as a player, running out in 167 games for Fitzroy/Brisbane and Hawthorn from 1994-2006. He was Hawthorn’s leading goalkicker in 2001.

AFL Coaches Ambassador:
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Cameron Bruce, Assistant Coach (Forwards)

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Carlton secured the services of highly regarded coach Cameron Bruce following the 2017 season.

Since retiring from AFL in 2012, Bruce has served as an assistant coach under Alastair Clarkson at Hawthorn. The 37-year-old enjoyed a decorated career as a player that spanned 234 games from 2000-2012 at Melbourne and Hawthorn, before embarking on a coaching career.

Bruce was appointed as a development coach with the Hawks in 2013, before being promoted to an assistant coach role later that year. He worked alongside current Blues senior coach Brendon Bolton at Hawthorn from 2013 – 2015 and in 2017 worked closely with the Hawks’ defensive line. 

He will take charge of the Blues' forward line in 2020 after transitioning to the role in the second half of the previous season.

Dale Amos, Assistant Coach (Defence)

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Dale Amos came to Carlton at the end of the 2015 season from Geelong, where he had worked from 2009-2015, spending three seasons as the Cats’ VFL coach before joining the AFL coaching ranks. His impressive coaching record includes leading South Barwon to a hat-trick of Geelong Football League premierships (2005-2007), while also being named GFL coach of the year in 2006.
 
Amos was also a champion player for South Barwon, where he was a dual best-and-fairest winner and played more than 200 games for three premierships (2001, 2005, 2007).

Amos will lead the Blues' defence in 2019.

AFL Coaches Ambassador:
Stuart Kay

Brent Stanton, Assistant Coach (Midfield and Transition)

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Boyhood Bluebagger Brent Stanton joined Carlton's coaching ranks at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

The recently retired midfielder played 255 games for Essendon from 2004 to 2017, being renowned for his football nous, leadership abilities and work ethic.

Starting out as a development coach, Stanton has progressed through the ranks at Ikon Park and will enter the 2020 season as an assistant coach, focussing on midfield and transition.

Luke Power, Head of Development

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Luke Power joined the Blues at the conclusion of the 2019 season, taking over as the Head of Development. 

A triple premiership player with the Brisbane Lions, Power moved into an assistant coaching role with Greater Western Sydney in 2013 during their second season in the competition. 

In 2016 the AFL sounded out Power to take over their elite development program as AFL academy coach where he spent the last three years overssing the development of the top-rated teens in the country. 

Power will have the responsibility to manage the performance and development of the playing group and ensure an environment is established that will allow every player to reach their full potential.

Josh Fraser, Northern Blues VFL Coach

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Josh Fraser arrived at Carlton and the Northern Blues from the Gold Coast Suns, where he coached the Suns’ reserves team in the NEAFL for two seasons.

A former AFL ruckman who played 218 games, Fraser began his playing career with Collingwood after being selected at pick No.1 in the 1999 national draft.

He will take the reins at the Northern Blues in 2019 for the fourth successive year.

Jason Davenport, Development Coach (Forwards)

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Jason Davenport joined Carlton in October 2017 following his stint as senior coach of the North Shore Seagulls in the Geelong Football League.

The 34-year-old also spent time on AFL lists at both Geelong and Port Adelaide from 2006 to 2011.

Development Coach, Daniel O'Keefe (Midfield)

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O'Keefe was welcomed to the Blues following a distinguised eight-year coaching career working with elite junior talent, during his time with the Geelong Falcons and most recently as an assistant coach with the Geelong Cats in the VFL. 

In 2017 he became Head Coach of the Falcons, taking them to the NAB League premiership with a side featuring Sam Walsh.

O'Keefe will use his expertise to work closely with Carlton's midfield group in the upcoming season. 

Sav Rocca, Specialist Coach (Goalkicking)

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After spending some time at Carlton during the 2015 season, AFL great Sav Rocca made his way back to Carlton ahead of the 2017 season to assist players with their kicking technique.

During his AFL career, Rocca booted a whopping 748 goals in 257 games for Collingwood and North Melbourne between 1992 and 2006.

Once he retired from footy, Rocca headed to the USA where he spent five seasons in the NFL as a punter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

Hamish McIntosh, Specialist Coach (Ruck)

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Former AFL ruckman Hamish McIntosh joined the Blues ahead of their 2019 pre-season campaign, arriving at Ikon Park with extensive experience working with emerging young rucks.

Initially recruited to the Kangaroos with pick No.9 overall in the 2002 national draft, the 35-year-old played a pivotal role mentoring his younger teammates both at North and Geelong and aided the development of the clubs’ ruck stocks.

While he was still playing, McIntosh spent two years at the Northern Knights coaching its under-16 ruck division and held the position of ruck coach for Vic Metro’s under-16s.

McIntosh will continue to play a key role in the development of Carlton's ruck stocks.

Greg Williams, Specialist Coach (Skills)

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A club legend who played 109 games in the Navy Blue between 1992-1997, Williams enjoyed a decorated playing career that included a premiership and Norm Smith Medal in 1995, and two Brownlow Medals (1986 at Sydney and 1994). 

Now, 'Diesel' has taken on the role of specialist skills coach at the football club. Renowned for his trademark work at stoppages and elite handball ability, Williams has the role of implementing high-level skills throughout the playing group.