SEQAFL 60 Secs: Matt Trewhella

Wilston Grange’s Matt Trewhella is in the 60 Secs hot seat this week.

Matt Trewhella stepped up to the Wilston Grange senior coaching spot this season, as the only playing coach in the Allied Pickfords Cup this season.

Originally from Victoria, Trewhella picked up the nickname Trow, after a previous coach couldn’t be bothered saying his lengthy last name.

After coaching the under-18s to the finals last season, “Trow” was elevated to the senior position for 2013.

Still playing for the Gorillas as well, Trewhella says being at a similar age to his charges would be a major strength in his coaching efforts.

‘Still playing, I have the respect of teammates as I’m doing all the work and training with them,” he says.

It’s being around those teammates that is one of Trewhella’s favourite parts of footy, along with celebrating victories with the club’s supporters.

He describes his approach to coaching as developing, which might have something to do with the best advice he’s ever received: “The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

The Collingwood fan, lists The Mighty Magpies: the Story of every Collingwood Premiership as one of his favourite books.

However, he doesn’t rate any pies as highly as John Longmire and Mark Le Cras, who he picked as his favourite AFL coach and player.

Trewhella loves the odd sushi roll, but if he had to try his hand at whipping something up himself, he would make Spanish Scrambled eggs “a la Trow”.

Don’t expect Trow to be sleeping in on match days, he tries to fit in breakfast, a coffee either a walk or swim before 9am.

The Gorillas coach would get plenty of swims in if he headed to his dream holiday destination, Hawaii, and on the way home he could stop by Oklahoma City and grad some courtside tickets to tick watching Kevin Durant off his bucket list.

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