History-making coach who was among five final nominations for the Coach of the Century in conjunction with the Queensland Team of the Century in 2003. Originally from Victoria, he played with Richmond U19s and in the VFA before moving to Queensland in 1969. Appointed captain-coach of Sandgate in mid ’69, he revolutionised the style of the starstudded Hawks, insisting that the ball be moved quickly, and took the club to consecutive premierships in 1970-71.
Represented Queensland as a player in 1972 before coaching coached Kedron in ’74 and Coorparoo in ’75. Also coached Queensland to their first NFL Division Two Championship in 1974 and to their first win over Tasmania in ‘75.