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Garry Hocking

Last played for Geelong Cats in 2001
Born: October 8, 1968    
Playing Height: 182cm     Playing Weight: 84kg    
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Garry Hocking Biography

Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Collingwood has locked in its 2020 coaching panel, with Matthew Boyd and Garry Hocking accepting new roles and former Cat Scott Selwood joining the team.

Selwood, 29, who left the Cats after four injury-riddled seasons and a total of 169 AFL games, has taken up a role in the Magpies' development academy.

Matthew Boyd, who spent his first two seasons developing the Pies' youngsters and working with the club's VFL team, will step up to take charge of team defence and the backline. The Western Bulldogs 2016 premiership star will attempt to fill the significant hole left by Justin Longmuir, who has been appointed coach of Fremantle.

Garry Hocking, previously the Pies' stoppage coach, will lead the club's VFL program following the departure of Jared Rivers to North Melbourne.

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Jordan De Goey will make his return from a club-imposed suspension and will play his first AFL game for 2018 against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.

Collingwood assistant coach Garry Hocking says he has personally spent time with De Goey during his suspension.

"Probably the last two or three months, I've spent some time just catching up with him, having a coffee, going to dinner, we go and watch a bit of footy just to try and make him improve as a person and as a player," Hocking said.

"He's done everything as well as he could and he's really impressed everybody since the indiscretion."

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Port Adelaide parts ways with assistant coach Garry Hocking and delists John Butcher, Kane Mitchell and Sam Colquhoun.

"It’s a difficult time of year when the club needs to make decisions for its short and long-term future regarding our football structure," Port Adelaide’s general manager of football Chris Davies said.

"John, Kane and Sam have given great service to our club and we wish them all the best with their futures.

"Garry’s tenure at the club has been the most significant of our coaching panel.

"We thank him for his work since 2010 as a development, line coach and Magpies coach for two seasons."

Monday, 21 September 2015
Greater Western Sydney assistant coach Chad Cornes will return to Port Adelaide to replace Garry Hocking as coach of the club's SANFL side.

Hocking is expected to move back into a full-time AFL role alongside Power coach Ken Hinkley.

Senior coach Leon Cameron thanked Cornes for his service.

"Chad has played a crucial role in establishing a tough and ruthless culture at the Giants and we thank him for his efforts over the past four years," Cameron said.

"When he joined the Giants, Chad added much needed experience to our playing list and his leadership showed our young players what it takes to succeed at AFL level.

"As a coach, Chad has done a terrific job working with our young backline and developed a great rapport with our players and staff."

Monday, 31 March 2014
Port Adelaide has been cautioned by the SANFL over the behaviour of Magpies coach Garry Hocking after he momentarily lost his cool during a trial game.

"The SANFL were made aware of an incident that occurred during a Port Adelaide and North Adelaide match," SANFL general manager Chris Davies said.

"This incident has been dealt with – the SANFL will be finalising a letter that will be sent to the Port Adelaide Football Club to remind the club of the SANFL's expectations in regard to the conduct of its officials."

Friday, 4 October 2013
Garry Hocking is named coach of Port Adelaide's reserves side.

"I've really enjoyed coaching my own sides … I'm very humbled that the club would consider me to be the person to go forward with this new concept and this new team," Hocking said.

"I still think that there's stepping stones that I need to take in regards to the aspirations of being a senior coach one day.

"This is just another really important step for me."

Wednesday, 5 September 2012
The Power's interim coach Garry Hocking says he will not seek the permanent job, preferring to remain in an assistant's role.

"I said I would use the four weeks as an opportunity to build on my experience as a coach," Hocking said.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the players and I think they have enjoyed the subtle changes I was able to make along the way to how we prepared and the competitive way in which we played.

"The past four weeks have confirmed my passion for coaching at this level, but I believe I will further develop under a new senior coach who will bring fresh ideas and leadership from outside the club."

Monday, 3 September 2012
Garry Hocking says he's undecided about applying for Port's vacant coaching role for next year.

"I just said to the players after the game I was proud to coach this group, the opportunity given to me by [Port CEO] Keith Thomas and [president] Brett Duncanson and [football manager] Peter Rohde was terrific," Hocking said.

"Being able to coach the group over the last four weeks and see their spirit and character was really pleasing.

"That's all I really want to take out of this experience. It was not to go and throw my hat in the ring. It was just to try and get the group playing a really strong competitive brand of footy, playing together and trying to get a win for them."

Thursday, 30 August 2012
Port Adelaide caretaker Garry Hocking says he is willing to work under a new coach at Alberton as Power's search widens to include recently sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

"I love the club," Hocking said.

"It's a great place to work and if the opportunity is there to continue in some role ... even just a development role, I'd still be excited about being involved in the club."

Thursday, 23 August 2012
Interim Port Adelaide coach Garry Hocking says Power players are on notice and must impress in the next two weeks.

"Right at the start of the year you've got players who might be right at the end of their careers or you've got some new kids on the block who want to prove a point," Hocking said.

"At round 21, 22 in regards to round one, I don't see any difference.

"All our group's on notice, the new coach coming in, whoever that may be, will be able to sit back and have a look at our list and decide on and our players get an opportunity to really do something in the next couple of weeks about their career or their form."

Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Garry Hocking is uncertain he wants to be Port's coach next season, but denies he needs at least one win to keep the job.

"I said right at the start it wasn't a win/loss charter, it's just about re-focusing the group, getting them to play a really strong brand, competitive style of football," Hocking said.

"We showed bits and pieces of that on the weekend and we'll continue to push the non-negotiables going forward."

Monday, 13 August 2012
Forward Justin Westhoff says Garry Hocking is the perfect man to lead Port Adelaide into the future.

"It's an easy transition for him, he hasn't changed too much (from what he was doing prior to Primus' departure)," Westhoff said.

"All the guys love him, he speaks his mind, he's pretty honest and I think a lot of guys need that at the moment.

"He pretty much coaches the way he played, tough. As I said before he's honest with everyone and he doesn't cop anything from anyone."

Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Interim Port Adelaide coach Garry Hocking says he will know in four weeks if he wants the job permanently.

"At the end of four weeks I might either think that it's wonderful and see you guys [the media] a bit more regularly, or possibly, look it's not up for me," Hocking said.

Monday, 6 August 2012
After a humiliating loss to GWS, Matthew Primus is replaced as Port Adelaide coach by Garry Hocking, with president Brett Duncanson to stand down.

"I was given the offer to coach the next four games but I don't think I'd have the passion or the substance to coach the playing group, so therefore I'll finish up now," Primus said.

"The club has given me a huge amount as a player, a captain and as a coach of this great football club.

"I'll maintain this club is on an exciting journey full of promise and there's a group of players here that are willing to be good players and want to be a lot better than what they are now, and although I won't be here to grow with them on that journey until they are a very good team, there's going to be some enormous challenges.

"If they stick fat there's going to be some exciting times for them.

"It was a dream come true to coach this team … I wanted to coach this team for another 10 years if I could."

Thursday, 22 October 2009
TAC Cup coach of the year Garry Hocking has joined Port Adelaide as a development coach.

"Garry's record of developing players at the Geelong Falcons is exceptional," Power football manager Peter Rohde said.

"We anticipate he will be very good for our younger players, which is certainly where we are putting our focus."

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