McRae new Coburg coach

The Coburg Tigers are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig McRae as their new senior coach.

“Craig, like Jade Rawlings before him, will bring a depth of talent to this position and we are looking forward to having him on board,” Coburg President Bill Balakis said.

“Craig has spent a significant amount of time with the Coburg players, both assisting Jade and also in his role as development coach with Richmond, and this will hold him in good stead,” Balakis said.

McRae was the coach of the QLD under 18s in 2005 and 2006, culminating in his side winning the national championships in 2006.

“Twelve of his players were picked up in the national draft that year, and we are now seeing the impact of many of these players in seniors ranks, including the likes of Kurt Tippett, Rhan Hooper and Ricky Petterd,” Coburg Football Club General Manager Ryan O’Connor said.