A product of Western Districts, he is the doyen of junior coaching in Queensland. In 1961, after several years as a solid performer in lower grades at the Bulldogs, he took over from Tom McArthur as schools coach. He spent time at Sandgate as a skills coach (1980-81), was Director of Football at South Brisbane (1982-83), and coached at Wests Juniors (1984-85) before a season as head coach at Kedron (1986).
Has conducted a highly successful summer training program for more than 30 years and has been involved in coaching, predominantly at junior level, for most of his adult life. One of the first in Queensland to be an accredited Level 3 coach, he has coached more than 700 games. He is a Life Member at Wests Juniors and the Brisbane Junior Australian Football League (BJAFL), was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and further honoured when the AFL Queensland Division U18 division one medal was given his name.