Officially confirmed as the new senior coach of the Carlton Football Club in August of 2019, David Teague introduced a more attacking game style which saw the Blues' win six of their final 11 games. 

Teague served a long apprenticeship in coaching, taking over at Carlton's VFL affiliate Northern Blues immediately after retiring as an AFL player in 2007. In his three seasons (2008-10), he made successive Grand Finals in 2009-10, finishing runner-up to North Ballarat in both years.

Teague returned to Ikon Park in 2018 as forwards coach after stints as an assistant with West Coast, St.Kilda and Adelaide. 

Originally from Katandra in northern Victoria, the courageous defender started his AFL career with North Melbourne, playing 33 games in three seasons before being traded to Carlton. Teague played 50 games with the Blues, winning the John Nicholls Medal and the AFL Players Association's Robert Rose Award as the competition's most courageous player in 2004. 

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