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- Geelong Cats
- Australian Rules Football
Chris Scott is currently the head coach at the Geelong Cats, and is one of 12 men to lead a club to an AFL premiership in their first year at the helm. Not only is he one of the greatest coaches Geelong has had, but he is also a dual premiership player, playing a total of 215 games for the Brisbane Lions.
Chris Scott as a player hit the ground running for the Brisbane Lions in 1994, taking out the Rising Star Award in his first year. Scott’s ability to ruthlessly body and defend players made him such a monumental player for the Brisbane Lions defence. Scott went on to become the Vice-captain of the Brisbane Lions from 1999 - 2004, and retired in 2007 with two premierships under his belt.
Chris Scott then moved to Fremantle in 2008 to become the assistant coach for the Dockers. It was a quick success story, with Scott playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Dockers made finals in 2008. In 2011 Scott was then offered the head coaching position at Geelong, which he took, coaching a total of 202 games and winning a premiership.
Chris Scott’s Career Highlights
Norwich Rising Star 1994
Merrett-Murray Medal 1998
Brisbane Lions Premiership 2001, 2002
Geelong Premiership Coach 2011
All-Australian Coach 2011
Chris Scott’s Personal Interests
Besides Scott’s passion and love for football and his devotion to Brisbane Lions and Geelong Cats, Chris also loves spending time with his wife Sarah and his seven year old daughter Leila.
Chris Scott’s Passion Points
Chris Scott’s (almost) 30 years of experience in the AFL world combined with his public speaking makes him a perfect candidate for an MC role or awards night.
Talking Topics that would suit Chris Scott Include:
Leadership - Chris Scott has been a leader his whole life, first leading the Brisbane Lions to two premierships, and now coaching the Geelong Cats. Scott’s experience being a leader makes him perfect to provide motivational and influential speeches to all demographics. Scott’s professional experience allows him to draw on multiple scenarios that have occurred and are what makes him perfect for school, club or staff functions.
Work Life/Balance - Chris Scott’s ability to remain in the AFL community for almost 30 years is an excellent example of an adequate work life balance. Chris currently coaches Geelong Football Club while raising a daughter, and his experience in juggling work and a lifestyle makes him perfect to talk to staff about an appropriate work life balance.
Chris Scott’s many years of experience have resulted in key leadership skills that he portrays while being one of the most influential players and coaches.
Listen to Chris Scott's two-part story on PickStar's Off-Field Podcast: