2018 Coaching & Support Staff

Head Coach

Chris David. Chris has an extensive football CV incorporating a playing career spanning seventeen years including being a member of the Melbourne Football Club under nineteens in the VFL and many seasons at the West Brisbane Football Club. He also represented Queensland on five occasions

He has gone on to coach the Redland Bombers at the NEAFL level after serving a critical apprenticeship in junior and senior roles at Morningside and Redlands along with a number of Development and representative coaching roles, notably at the South Eastern Bushrangers.

Chris’ experience and success includes developing young men for the AFL system with young players drafted during his coaching career including Matthew Ubergang – Fremantle, Paul Hunter – Adelaide, Elliott Himmelberg – Adelaide, Wylie Buzza – Geelong, Josh Smith – Collingwood, Sam Michael – Brisbane / Essendon, Ben Keays – Brisbane, Blake Grewar – Brisbane.

In taking on the Head Coach role, Chris looks forward to a long association focussed on player development as well as continuous improvement of the club’s football department.

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Reserve Grade Coach

Josh Duffy. Josh came to the Tigers in 2013 from Albury after playing for the Howlong Football Club in the Hume League. Josh played in the 2014 Tigers Senior Premiership team and the 2015 Reserve Grade Premiership team. Josh has coached an Everton Wolves junior side over the last two years and has also been coaching school representative sport. He is a teacher by profession and brings a wealth of experience, passion and organisational skills to the role.

Josh achieved Premiership success in his first year of coaching at the Tigers in 2016 as well as being a member of the Senior Premiership side.

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Third Grade Coach

Murray Laing. Murray is a product of the Everton Wolves and has been playing for the Tigers for several years now through the Colts and Reserve Grade. He had experience as a youth coach at the Wolves before taking on this role in season 2015.

Murray was a Member of the 2016 Reserve Grade Premiership team and followed that up in 2017 taking the Mayne Thirds to their inaugural Premiership.

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Colts Coach

Danny Brady.  Danny brings a lifetime of football experience to the club having played most of his footy in Victoria.  He originally hails from Shepparton, playing for the local Swans team in the Goulburn Valley league before moving to play for Benalla in the Ovens and Murray League and in turn moving to Cairns where he played briefly before starting his family.  He has lived in Brisbane for the last 18 years and has been involved with the Ferny Grove Falcons since his son Tom started playing footy.  

Danny has worked tirelessly to put together a competitive side over the last two seasons in this critical age group and will be looking to once again develop a group of young men who will play for the Tigers for years to come.

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