Hawthorn is set to welcome another three-time premiership Hawk into its coaching ranks, with David Hale appointed as an assistant coach ahead of season 2022.

David Hale is another piece in the club’s new-look coaching line-up, joining fellow in-comers Adrian Hickmott, Robert Harvey and Andy Collins.

Since his retirement after the Hawks 2015 Grand Final win, Hale has spent the past six seasons at Fremantle as an assistant coach.

Having first been drafted to North Melbourne where he played 129 games over eight seasons, Hale then moved to Hawthorn where he notched up 108 games and proved a vital part of the club’s premiership threepeat from 2013 to 2015.