Chris Newman - Assistant Coach
After calling time on a successful 268-game career with the Tigers in 2015, Chris Newman joined Hawthorn in the following off-season as a development coach. A year later, it was announced that Newman would take the reins as Box Hill Senior Coach.
In his maiden season, Box Hill had turned a disappointing 2016 campaign into a second-place finish and a preliminary final berth in 2017. As a result of this transformation, Newman was named VFL Coach of the Year.
The following year his VFL side went two steps better. After a stunning finals campaign that saw a draw and an ‘extra time’ win in the Hawks’ elimination final, they became the first ever VFL side to win a premiership from outside the top four.
Weeks after becoming a VFL premiership coach, Newman was elevated to an assistant coach with Hawthorn.
After a year as stoppages coach, Newman transitioned to backline coach to support the defenders - a role he'll continue into 2021.