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Lions den stable in 2020

The Brisbane Lions’ entire coaching group will return in 2020, with AFL, NEAFL and Development Coaches signing new contracts. 

Senior Coach Chris Fagan, who last year extended his contract with the Club until at least the end of 2021, will be joined by Strategy Coach Danny Daly, Backline Coach Murray Davis, Midfield Coach Dale Tapping, Ruck/Midfield Coach Ben Hudson, Forwards Coach Jed Adcock, Head of Development Scott Borlace, NEAFL Coach Mitch Hahn and Development Coaches Zane Littlejohn and Paul Henriksen.

General Manager of Football David Noble said the acquisition of all nine signatures for the 2020 season will offer stability and consistency for players and staff. 

“We are pleased to announce that our entire coaching group will return in 2020,” Noble said.

“We have been happy with the way the coaching group has operated over the past three years, they’ve developed as coaches, while developing our players.

“We strive for continuous improvement here at the Lions and the coaches lead the way in this philosophy.” 

Fagan, who arrived at the Lions alongside Noble in late 2016, echoed Noble’s sentiments.

“The re-singing of the entire coaching department in both the AFL and NEAFL space offers great stability for our players,” Fagan said.

“They are a dedicated, hard-working bunch who prioritise building relationships.

“We’ve gone through some hard times together over the past three years, so it is great to be able to keep building towards sustained success.”

The coaching group have been busy this week, as they prepare for both an AFL Semi Final and NEAFL Grand Final this weekend.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs