The Casey Demons have appointed the experienced Mark Corrigan as Senior Coach for the 2021 season.
Corrigan has spent the past six seasons at the Essendon Football Club in a variety of roles, with a strong focus on player development. Most recently, Corrigan was the senior coach of the Bombers’ VFL side, before the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the 2020 season.
Prior to his time at Essendon, Corrigan spent four years developing his craft at the Geelong Football Club as the Opposition Analysis Coach, Development Coach, and VFL Midfield Coach.
Following an exhaustive selection process, Head of AFL Football Operations, Daniel McPherson, said he was excited to welcome Corrigan to the club.
“Mark’s experience and understanding of how aligned clubs operate, and his strong emphasis on individual player development and skill fundamentals, is something that stood out during the interview process,” McPherson told Melbourne Media.
“From all my conversations with Mark, it is clear he will add a new and exciting dynamic to our VFL and wider Melbourne Football Club program.”
Corrigan, who is a qualified teacher with a degree in sports science, replaces former Casey Demons Coach, Sam Radford, who has decided to return to teaching in a full-time capacity.
No stranger to the game, Corrigan is a premiership player with the South Barwon Swans in the Geelong Football League, while he has also represented Geelong’s VFL side, taking out the club’s Best and Fairest in 2013.