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2015 Coaches

Phil Walsh, Senior Coach
Walsh joined the Crows as Senior Coach in October, 2014 with a reputation as one of the game’s most innovative tacticians. With an AFL coaching career spanning 20 years, Walsh is one of the most experienced football minds in the competition. A lively wingman in his playing days with Collingwood, Richmond and Brisbane, Walsh retired from the sport in 1990 after 122 games. A successful stint in the fitness department at Kardinia Park in the 90s saw Walsh eventually transition into the coaches box. He joined Port Adelaide for 10 seasons and helped guide the club to its only premiership in 2004 as an Assistant Coach. After five years in the West with the Eagles, Walsh returned to Alberton for a year before he was snapped up by Adelaide ahead of Season 2015.

Fast facts
Nickname:
Walshy
DOB: 15/3/1960
Playing career: 122 games (22 Collingwood, 40 Richmond, 60 Brisbane)
Playing awards: Brisbane Bears Best and Fairest 1987 
Coaching career: Strength and Conditioning Coach at Geelong 1995-1998, Midfield Assistant Coach at Port Adelaide 1999-2008, Strategy and Innovation Coach at West Coast 2009-2013, Midfield Manager at Port Adelaide 2014, Senior Coach at Adelaide 2015 - current
Coaching awards: Midfield Assistant Coach in Port Adelaide’s 2004 premiership, AFL Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year 2004

Did you know? Phil is an avid traveller and holds a particular interest in Japanese culture.

David Teague, Assistant Coach (Forward)
Teague joined Adelaide's coaching panel ahead of the 2015 season as part of the Phil Walsh era. A brave medium-sized defender in his playing days, Teague notched 83 games with North Melbourne and Carlton, winning the Blues' Best and Fairest Award in 2004 alongside a Robert Rose Medal as the competition's Most Courageous Player. Teague then carved his way into coaching at Princes Park in 2008 as a Development Coach and led Carlton's VFL team to two consecutive Grand Final berths. He moved to West Coast in 2011 as an assistant under premiership coach John Worsfold and also worked alongside Phil Walsh at the Eagles for three seasons, before overseeing St Kilda's backline in 2014.

Fast facts
DOB: 5/5/81
Playing career: 83 games (33 North Melbourne, 50 Carlton)
Playing awards: John Nicholls Medal for Carlton’s Best and Fairest 2004, Robert Rose Award for the AFLPA's Most Courageous Player 2004
Coaching career: VFL Development Coach at Carlton 2008-2010, Assistant Coach at West Coast 2011-2013, Assistant Coach at St Kilda 2014, Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2015 - current

Did you know …? Teague was a player-coach for two seasons with Carlton's VFL team, the Northern Bullants.

Scott Camporeale, Assistant Coach (Midfield)
Camporeale returned to his native South Australia after a successful playing and coaching career in Victoria. The classy midfielder played 233 games with Carlton, including the 1995 Grand Final win. A member of the 2000 All-Australian team, Camporeale also played 19 matches for Essendon before injuries forced him into retirement in 2007. He remained at the club as an assistant coach for three seasons before joining Adelaide ahead of the 2011 season. The former Woodville-West Torrens star junior oversaw the dramatic improvement in the Crows midfield in 2012, with the Club's young mids again among the league leaders statistically in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Fast facts
Nickname:
Campo
DOB: 11/8/75
Playing career: 252 games (Carlton 233, Essendon 19)
Playing awards: Premiership player at Carlton 1995, All-Australian 2000, John Nicholls Medal (formerly Robert Reynolds) for Carlton’s Best and Fairest 2000, Four International Rules games for Australia, VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Essendon 2008-2010, Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2011 – current

Did you know...? Campo is a qualified electrician and has his own business.

Darren Milburn, Assistant Coach (Defence)
Another former player with premiership experience, Milburn played in two flags for Geelong in 2007 and 2009. Milburn, who retired at the end of 2011 after 292 games, was first lured to the Crows by former teammate Brenton Sanderson. Entering his fourth season in the coaches box, Milburn now re-unites with Phil Walsh after he held the Strength and Conditioning position during Milburn's first years at the Cattery. The former All-Australian defender has played an integral role in grooming the likes of Luke Brown, Matthew Jaensch, Brodie Smith and 2014 Club Champion Daniel Talia into one of the most exciting young backlines in the competition.

Fast facts
Nickname: Dash, Dasher
DOB: 15/4/77
Playing career: 292 games for Geelong
Playing awards: Premiership player at Geelong in 2007 and 2009, All-Australian 2007, One State of Origin game for Victoria, International Rules representative for Australia
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2012 – current

Did you know …? Dash holds the record for the most games in the No.39 jumper (292). He took the title after passing former Footscray stalwart Tony Liberatore in Round Seven, 2011.

Matthew Clarke, Assistant Coach (Ruck)
Recognised as one of the best tap ruckmen of his time, Clarke returned to West Lakes to lend his experience after representing the Crows in 118 games and four finals series. A journeyman as a player, Clarke was first drafted and delisted by Richmond without playing a senior game, before making his AFL debut with the Brisbane Bears as a lanky 19-year-old in 1993. After 130 games, a Best and Fairest and two runners-up placings, Clarke was picked up by Adelaide ahead of the 2000 season before winding up his career at St Kilda in 2007. An intelligent man on and off the field, coaching came as a natural evolution for Clarke and he has served as the Club's Ruck Coach since 2008.

Fast facts
Nickname: Doc, Clarkey
DOB: 18/9/73
Playing career: 258 games (Brisbane 130, Adelaide 118, St Kilda 10)
Playing awards: Merrett-Murray Medal for Brisbane's Best and Fairest 1997, AFL Rising Star nominee 1994, Led AFL for total hit-outs in 1996 & 2003
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Adelaide 2008 – current

Did you know …? Clarke is a qualified veterinarian.

Ryan O'Keefe, Midfield Development Coach
O'Keefe forged a glittering 15-year career with the Sydney Swans and holds an impressive list of accolades from his playing days. The steely left-footer, who was a fourth round National Draft selection selection in 1999, redefined the prototype of the modern midfielder with his strong-bodied style, superior aerial ability and great goal sense. His diverse skill set made O'Keefe one of the toughest match-ups for opposition coaches in his prime. O'Keefe's next challenge lies in the Crows coaches box, where he will look to back up two flags, a Norm Smith, a Bob Skilton and a Jim Stynes Medal with more success at West Lakes.

Fast facts
Nickname:
ROK
DOB: 24/1/1981
Playing career: 286 games for Sydney
Playing awards: Premiership player at Sydney in 2005 and 2012, Norm Smith Medal 2012, Bob Skilton Medal for Sydney's Best and Fairest 2009, One representative match for Victoria 2008, All-Australian 2006, Jim Stynes Medal 2006, Two International Rules series for Australia in 2005 and 2006.
Coaching career: Midfield Development Coach at Adelaide 2015 - current

Did you know? Ryan is fourth on the all-time games record list at the Sydney Swans with 286 senior games.