Former Crows coach Don Pyke lands new assistant role in Sydney

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Don Pyke to return to AFL training next year

FORMER Adelaide coach Don Pyke came out of a season in the AFL desert to accept an assistant coach role in Sydney under John Longmire

Pyke resigned his coaching job with the Crows last year after missing the final for the second season in a row, amid club-wide criticism and turmoil at the infamous camp after the grand finale 2017

The 51-year-old left the door ajar for a coach return at his outgoing press conference, saying he believes he still has « something to offer »

Pyke ended his four seasons in charge of Adelaide with 53 wins, one draw and 34 losses

The Swans have yet to say specifics of Pyke’s coaching role, but football boss Charlie Gardiner has said he will add significant experience to Longmire’s squad

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« He brings with him a wealth of experience, has a strategic mind and is passionate about developing players to be part of successful teams

« We think Don is a great addition to our coaching panel, as we look to further develop our young team. We look forward to welcoming Don and his wife Jodie to Sydney »

Steve Johnson will not be on Longmire’s coaching staff next season after choosing to return to Sydney’s Great West

Pyke played 132 West Coast games between 1989 and 1996, before working as a strategy coach for the Eagles and later briefly as an assistant for the Crows long before becoming head coach.

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World News – AU – Don’s back: Former Crows coach Don Pyke takes on new role assistant in Sydney


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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