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Carroll promoted to assistant coach

Hawks coach Damian Carroll during the 2013 1st Preliminary Final match between the Box Hill Hawks and Werribee Tigers at North Port Oval, Melbourne on September 15, 2013. (Photo: Theo Karanikos/AFL Media)
Damian Carroll will take on an assistant coaching role in 2016.

DAMIAN Carroll has been promoted to an assistant coaching role.

Carroll, who was the club’s Head of Development Academy, filled an interim assistant coaching role in the latter stages of 2015.

He joins Brett Ratten, Cameron Bruce and Adem Yze as the club's assistant coaches.

“We are pleased to announce Damian has stepped up to an assistant coaching role in 2016,” GM - Football Operations Chris Fagan said.

“Damian took over the role as forward line coach when Brendon Bolton departed for Carlton and impressed everyone with his professionalism, knowledge and player management skills.

“In his time with Hawthorn Football Club, he has coached the Box Hill Hawks to a premiership, has done a brilliant job as Head of Development Academy for the past two years and we are thrilled that he is now ready to take the next step in his coaching pathway.”

Carroll is the Casey Scorpions games record holder, having played 233 games with VFA/VFL club and was named in the 1990 VFL team of the decade.

His coaching career began with TAC Cup side Gippsland Power in 2008, and he took them to the finals in his second and final season as coach in 2009, before becoming senior coach of Box Hill Hawks in 2010.

Carroll coached the Box Hill Hawks for four seasons, which included premiership success in 2013.

He has been Hawthorn's Head of Development Academy since 2014.

Development Coach Rob McCartney will step up into the Head of Development Academy role, while Marco Bello will continue as Box Hill Hawks Senior Coach.



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