Simon Goodwin - Senior Coach

Simon Goodwin officially took the reins as Melbourne's senior coach ahead of the 2017 season.

Goodwin joined the Demons in late 2014, serving as an assistant coach under Paul Roos for two seasons as part of a succession plan to take over as senior coach.

A superstar with Adelaide, Goodwin played 275 matches from 1997-2010 and captained the Crows from 2008-2010. He sits sixth on the Crows' games record tally.

Starting his career as a defender, Goodwin was part of Adelaide's back-to-back Premiership sides in his first two seasons of league football in 1997 and 1998.

In the early 2000s, he developed into one of the league's best midfielders, earning five All Australian blazers (2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009) and winning Adelaide's Club Champion Award, the Malcom Blight Medal, three times (2000, 2005, 2006). 

Other accolades he earned include the Michael Tuck Medal (2006), the AFLCA Player of the Year (2006) and induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame following his playing career (2017). At representative level he played for South Australia (1998), the Dream Team (2008) and Australia's International Rules side (2000, 2001)

Following his playing career, Goodwin transitioned straight away into an assistant coach role with Essendon in 2011. He was part of Essendon's set-up for four seasons and filled in as Essendon's coach for one match in Round 23, 2013.