Crows Senior Coach Don Pyke has committed his long-term future to the Club after agreeing to a three-year contract extension.
Pyke, who is set to coach his 50th AFL game in Round One, will be in charge at West Lakes until the end of 2021.
Appointed ahead of the 2016 season, the 49-year-old has led the Club to finals in each of his two seasons so far, including last year’s Grand Final.
Pyke said it was an easy decision to extend his time at Adelaide.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to coach at such a proud Club like the Crows, and I am grateful to continue in my role,” Pyke said.
“In the past two years at Adelaide I’ve loved working with the players, coaches and football staff and look forward to growing some of the relationships that have been built.
“As a football team we’ve laid some really good foundations but we continue to put in the hard work and strive to get better.
“Just like the playing group and everyone else at the Crows, I’m driven and determined to achieve sustained success for this Club.”
Crows Chief Executive Officer Andrew Fagan said Pyke was the right person for the job and that it was a smooth negotiation process.
“Don has achieved some terrific results in his first two seasons in charge and he is eager to continue to find more growth and improvement,” Fagan said.
“Under his guidance the team has played a powerful and exciting brand of football which players and fans alike have enjoyed.
“I think stability is an important part of achieving sustained success and to have Don on board for three more years is a great result for the Club.”