on March 19, 2017
The men who have guided our teams
on August 25, 2014
Mick Erwin received an early present the day before his 39th birthday – he got to coach Collingwood for the first time.
It seemed almost a natural fit that the Magpie great would one down return home to Victoria Park to coach, and that opportunity presented itself at the end of the 1974 season.
It started in the front seat of a Lexus in late 1999, Collingwood’s coach for the new millennium revealed in a puff of smoke and flashing lights; and it ended on football’s biggest stage, the 2011 Grand Final.
For a long time, it looked as if Neil Mann's coaching career would be a case of 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride'.
on August 19, 2014
To say that Phonse Kyne had big shoes to fill when he took over the Collingwood coaching position in 1950 would be a massive understatement.
James Francis ‘Jock’ McHale was a coaching colossus, not only of Collingwood, but also as a man who helped to pioneer the role and then define it across an extraordinary 38 seasons and 714 matches.
TOM Hafey almost performed a miracle; maybe even a few of them. Sadly, in the end, he would join the luckless Bob Rose as Collingwood coaches who came so close to glory only to have it end in disappointment and despair.
on August 18, 2014
A season-by-season review.
on August 11, 2014
Dick Condon started well in 1905, but his team fell in the finals and then imploded in spectacular fashion in 1906 amidst claims of internal bickering and strife.
Of all the men to have coached Collingwood, few have seemed as counter-intuitive a choice as Dick Condon.
Ted Rowell faced a tough job when he took over as Collingwood coach for the 1907 season.
on August 10, 2014
Bill Strickland was an established and highly experienced star of the game when he crossed from Carlton early in Collingwood's second season.