Posted: 3 November, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Former Demon Named As Collingwood's VFL Coach

Magpies new VFL coach announced.

Former Cat and Demon Jared Rivers has been named as Collingwood’s VFL coach in 2017.

Rivers’ appointment follows the departure of VFL coach Dale Tapping.

The former Melbourne and Geelong defender joined Collingwood as an academy coach after retiring at the end of the 2015 season.

Rivers played three seasons with the Cats (44 games) and ten years with the Demons (150 games).

Nathan Buckley said Rivers made the transition from player to coach with great ease.

“Jared has been with us for 12 months and in that time has made a really strong impact with his football intellect and feel for coaching,” Buckley said.

“He knows our program, he is ready for the next stage of his development and has committed himself to coaching; to teaching the game and helping to develop players and great teams.” 

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