Posted: 5 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Troy Chaplin Joins Melbourne Coaching Team

Coaching panel appointment

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2016 retiree Troy Chaplin has joined the Melbourne coaching team as an offensive coordinator.

The former Richmond and Port Adelaide defender is fresh out of the game - making his appointment more enticing.

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said he was excited to see Chaplin join the team.

“Troy has been preparing for coaching for the past five years, working with the Sturt Football Club and more recently with the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, so he’s invested in coaching, while finishing his playing career,” he said.

“He presented really well and he’s fresh out of the game and comes in with some new ideas.

“We think it’s important for our coaching group to add some young recently retired players to our group, as the rest of our group is quite experienced with Ben Mathews, Jade Rawlings, Brendan McCartney and Matthew Egan.

“To add Troy to our mix will add a new perspective.”

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