Mick Stinear - Senior Coach
Stinear was appointed Melbourne’s women’s senior coach and development coach for the men’s team in September 2016.
A small defender/midfielder in his playing days, he was regarded as a fine leader from a young age.
In 2002, Stinear was vice-captain of the under-18 Vic Metro team, which featured the likes of Jobe Watson, Kade Simpson and Nick Malceski. He also won the 2002 best and fairest for Dandenong Stingrays, before he became a Carlton rookie list player in 2003.
In 2004, he moved to Queensland, winning the 2004 Grogan Medal with Mt Gravatt – the Brownlow Medal equivalent in the AFLQ. He later played in a flag with the Vultures, along with former Melbourne player Rohan Bail.
Stints with St Kilda City, De La Salle and Dalyston followed, before he spent 2011-16 as an administrator/coach with Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup.
He coached the Chargers to back-to-back flags in 2014-15 and guided the club to the preliminary final in 2016.
Stinear is the brother-in-law of highly respected commentator Anthony Hudson.
Jane Lange - Senior Assistant Coach, Game Style & Education
Lange is regarded as one of the most talented coaches in women's football and was the first female to join Melbourne's AFLW coaching panel ahead of the 2018 season.
Lange made her name at the Darebin Falcons, where she played in eight Premierships across 151 games at the club. She would later go on to coach the Falcons to back-to-back VFLW Premierships in 2016 (as a playing coach) and 2017.
In addition to her work at Darebin, Lange has gained coaching experience with the VFL and VFLW Academy's, Carlton's AFLW side as well as the Western Bulldogs during the women's exhibition series played prior to the introduction of the AFLW.
Peter Mercoulia - Assistant Coach (Forwards)
Peter Mercoulia joined Melbourne as an assistant coach of the women’s team in November 2016.
Mercoulia, an assistant coach with Oakleigh Chargers in 2015-16, has an extensive football background.
He has been involved with Glen Iris, Oakleigh Chargers, St Paul’s and Springvale/Casey.
In his first year as midfield coach with Oakeleigh, the Chargers made the preliminary final.
When he was a playing/assistant coach of St Paul’s, he won the club best and fairest in 2013-14 and played in its 2011 and 2013 premierships.
Corey Maynard - Assistant Coach (Midfield)
Following his retirement from AFL football due to injury, Maynard joined Melbourne's coaching panel in November 2019.
The running midfielder played two games at AFL level, having joined the Demons as a Category B rookie.
Originally recruited from basketball, Maynard played at a high level with the Cairns Taipans in the NBL as well as Bryant University in the US NCAA college system.
Pat McKenna - Assistant Coach (Defence)
Pat McKenna joined the panel as a defensive line coach in November 2018, after two seasons on Melbourne's list.
Originally drafted by the GWS Giants in 2014, McKenna's role with Melbourne is his first official coaching appointment.
His sporting experience at the elite level – McKenna also captained Australia in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup – will add great insight to the red and blue.