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Grubbers appoint coach

New Ocean Grove coach Pete Davey during his time at Bacchus Marsh. (Ballarat Courier Image/Adam Trafford)

OCEAN Grove has appointed experienced mentor Pete Davey as its new coach.

The Grubbers, who sacked Jordan Jones after just 12 rounds in charge this year, confirmed the appointment by social medial on Tuesday afternoon.

“Pete takes on the role after coaching Bacchus Marsh in the Ballarat Football League this year, and is a dual premiership coach having led Banyule to a Northern Football League flag in 2017 and Woden to an AFL Canberra premiership in 2015,” the statement on Facebook said.

“Pete has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for coaching, and we welcome him, his wife Emily and kids Noah and Georgia to the club.

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David King, who took on the role for final six rounds, will remain as senior assistant coach.

“‘Kinga’ did an incredible job taking on the interim coaching role in difficult circumstances,” the statement added.

“He impressed all at the club with his approach and professionalism and has agreed to this important role, which also fits in with his work commitments.

“We are excited about the knowledge and passion that both Pete and Dave will bring to the club as we look to work our way back up the ladder in 2020.”

Ocean Grove finished the season in 9th position with a 4-14 win-loss record.

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