3. A Mentoring Senior Coach?
The Carlton Football Club appeared to be breaking new ground in 2001 when Wayne Brittain
took over from Carlton Legend, David Parkin
, as senior Coach. But what made this special was that Parkin would remain at the Club in a Senior Role, providing guidance to the young Brittain.
The idea had merit - it provided the chance for the legendary Parkin to gradually hand over the reins, whilst augment his Coaching with some modern day nous. It also allowed the young Brittain a tranisitionary period, perhaps required given it was well known that he hadn't played at the top level before.
came and went - a spate of injuries occurred at the wrong time, but perhaps we'd already missed the boat with our strong 2000
was a different story however...
The Master Coach / Offsider scenario was considered by the Collingwood Football Club for Season 2012
when the Mick Malthouse / Nathan Buckley tag team were put forward as Director of Coaching / Senior Coach. Mick retired after the 2011 Grand Final, leaving this episode of 'thinking outside the centre square' still only a part of Carlton folklore.