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Matthew Egan

Last played for Geelong Cats in 2007
Games: 59     Born: July 10, 1983     Origin: Geelong
Playing Height: 196cm     Playing Weight: 101kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 4, Pick #62 2004 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Matthew Egan Biography

Thursday, 25 January 2024
The Western Bulldogs promote Matt Egan to the new role of general manager of football operations after a review.

"Next year is my 15th year coaching in the AFL and I've done a fair few different roles development, assistant, VFL coach, head of development I just feel like this is the right time to challenge myself in a more management style role," Egan said.

Monday, 22 January 2024
Nigel Lappin will run the Cats' development program in 2024, following an off-season of changes to the football department at Kardinia Park.

The 47-year-old has replaced Matt Egan in the role after the former Cat moved to the Western Bulldogs as coaching and performance manager during the off-season.

Friday, 20 October 2023
The Bulldogs poach Geelong's head of development Matt Egan to join its coaching panel as coaching and performance manager, overseeing the development and growth of the coaching department.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Melbourne appoints Matthew Egan as the club's new head of development.

Egan, 33, resigned from his role as Essendon head of development and VFL coach in September to seek further opportunities elsewhere and he has landed at the Demons under new coach Simon Goodwin, who he previously worked with at the Bombers.

"I'll be helping out with the development and working closely with the younger players with their footy and their life," Egan said of his new role.

"I'm really excited. After five years at Essendon I felt like I was ready for a change and I wanted to work with some really good people and a young list and I ended up here.

"I had a really good relationship with 'Goody' (Goodwin) at Essendon and we went through a few tough years at Essendon, so we've built a strong relationship there. We used to spend a lot of time together and I'm really excited to be on the journey with him."

Thursday, 15 September 2016
Former Essendon interim coach Matthew Egan has resigned his post and will seek to find opportunities elsewhere in 2017.

Egan, who coached the Bombers' VFL team in 2016 as well as being in charge of development at the club, is highly regarded within coaching circles and is viewed as a senior coach of the future.

"I have been fortunate to take on the responsibility of interim senior coach in 2015 and invested a lot of my life in the club in a commitment to driving the direction of player development," Egan said in a statement.

"In my final year I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Woosha and will take many key learnings with me into the next chapter of my career.

"I have really enjoyed my time with the Essendon Football Club. I feel I have made a positive impact during my tenure and wish everyone at the club all the best for 2017 and beyond."

Thursday, 5 November 2015
Matthew Egan has been appointed as coach of Essendon's VFL side and head of player development for the 2016 season.

"Coaching the AFL team for the final few rounds of 2015 gave me an appetite to want to coach my own team," Egan said.

"To coach the VFL team and work alongside John Worsfold is something I'm really looking forward to, and I have to thank the club for providing me with this fantastic opportunity to further my coaching career.

"Player development has always been a passion of mine, it's an extremely rewarding job and I'm fortunate to be supported by a group of talented and passionate development coaches."

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Matthew Egan is suing over the treatment of a foot injury that ended his career in 2007.

Egan filed a writ in the Supreme Court on Tuesday claiming damages and costs for alleged negligent treatment by Geelong doctor Chris Bradshaw and orthopedic surgeon Mark Blackney.

"We allege that as a result of the poor management of his rehab to his foot injury following surgery, his career was ended prematurely. Reasonable management is what they were required to provide to him," Slater & Gordon medical lawyer Nick Mann said.

"Instead, he commenced an aggressive rehabilitation program 11 days after surgery. He was given no advice about the risks in returning to an aggressive rehabilitation program so quickly.

Playing with Geelong he would have played finals football and more than likely been a premiership player. He would have established a significant career as an AFL footballer. That has been lost to him because of the treatment he received."

Thursday, 16 September 2010
Geelong's Matthew Egan has conceded he will not play again and is working towards a career in coaching.

"I went and saw the surgeon and he said, 'Look, it just can't get any better. You've got arthritis in your foot and bone on bone'," Egan said.

"He's tried everything he can to fix it and he just can't get there. I pretty much conceded then it was time to start concentrating on something else and that's when I really started to hit coaching really hard."

Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Matthew Egan has undergone further surgery on his troublesome foot. The Geelong centre-half back had screws removed from his foot on Monday, meaning he will be on crutches for the next month.

"There was always going to be a time and it was always going to be about now when they went in and took out the screws, because that's what you do," Geelong football manager Neil Balme said.

"Obviously he's had to go to hospital to have it done, and he'll be on crutches for a little while."

Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Melbourne's Colin Garland says he is aware of the setbacks of navicular fracture victim Matthew Egan from Geelong and will take his time returning.

"I found out the day of the Egan article, and it showed the diagram of his injury and that's when it hit me," Garland said.

"It was pretty devastating at first. But it made me realise I have to take some time out for this and not try to rush back.

"Obviously, you can see what happens if it doesn't heal properly."

Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Matthew Egan has revealed he is confident of defying the odds and making a miraculous comeback to AFL football.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Matthew Egan is to receive an update, and will possibly receive a definitive prognosis,on the crippling injury that has the 2007 All Australian defender's career halted at 59 games.

Having already been told that he must sit out a second successive season, the 25-year-old is due to visit his surgeon today and is hoping for some clarity beyond 2009.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Geelong will move injured defender Matthew Egan into coaching and support roles to ensure he is not lost to football if his latest comeback bid fails.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Geelong coach Mark Thompson says defender Matthew Egan is consulting a second surgeon about his chronic foot injury.
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