Glenelg has appointed AFL-experienced mentor Mark Stone as its senior coach for the next two years in a full-time capacity.
Stone will arrive at Brighton Road next week after a ”whirlwind” selection process which saw the stoppage specialist impress Tigers’ officials with his meticulous presentation.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Stone said his experience with AFL clubs West Coast, Sydney and Fremantle had provided him with an array of aspects to build his own coaching philosophy.
He will not only look to put his own imprint on the football program at Tigerland but also empower his assistant coaches and player leaders to have significant input.
The 50-year-old said he was motivated to coach a team in his own right as well as play a major role in helping the Bays restore themselves a SANFL power, having gained an insight into the club’s recent battles on and off the field.
Stone replaces Matt Lokan who, after three seasons at the helm, departed on November 13 to coach Port Adelaide’s Magpies in the SANFL next year.
“Mark comes to the Club highly regarded for his strategic football knowledge and diligent approach to educating players at the elite level, qualities which will be welcomed by our players” Glenelg President Nick Chigwidden said.
“His appointment will be a great asset for the Glenelg Football Club and the SANFL competition.”
1999-2000 Wagga Tigers Senior Coach
2001-2002 South Fremantle Assistant Coach
2003-2007 West Coast Stoppage and Opposition Analyst
2008-2010 Sydney Assistant Coach (Stoppages)
2011-2017 Fremantle Assistant Coach (Stoppages)