Leigh Adams was appointed as the new Senior Coach of the Coburg Football Club in September 2017, following recently steering South Croydon to its inaugural Eastern Football League Division One Premiership. Having played 104 AFL Games for North Melbourne from 2007-2014, Adams retired in 2015 due to ongoing injury. A tough, versatile utility admired for his toughness & 'team-first' approach, Adams is a AFL level 3 accredited coach and is part of the AFL's 'Next Coach program.'
Ben joins the Lions for season 2018, making the step up to the VFL after being Leigh Adams’ right hand man in South Croydon’s Premiership win. Previously, he had played 220 games of Senior Football with South Croydon, which included the Division 3 & Division 2 Premierships in 2001 & 09 respectively. Retiring in 2014, he then moved straight into Coaching. Ben is an AFL Level 2 Accredited Coach and will be responsible for the backline in season 2018.
Andrew Sturgess returned to Piranha Park for season 2017, having played 21 games for the club from 2014-2015 where he was a member of the leadership group through that period. Originally from Eltham, Sturgess spent time in the coaches box during an injury layoff in the 2015 season prior to his playing return. Having won the Best & Fairest with GVFL side Seymour in 2016, Sturgess would make an instant impact as a Coach in 2017.