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Ex-Supersaints coach wins VFL role

Clint Proctor in action for St Albans in 2014. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Marcel Berens)

FORMER St Albans playing coach Clint Proctor has taken a massive step in his coaching journey after being appointed to lead VFL club Box Hill Hawks.

Proctor, who was in charge at the Supersaints in 2013-14, has been elevated to the position made vacant by Sam Mitchell taking the top job at Box Hill’s AFL alignment partner Hawthorn.

After leaving St Albans, Proctor, who played at VFL level with Williamstown and Frankston, was appointed coach of Tasmanian State League Burnie Dockers.

He spent three years in the Apple Isle before returning to Victoria to take an assistant coaching role at Williamstown.

Proctor spent two years at the Seagulls and a year with the Northern Blues ahead of joining Box Hill for the 2021 season.

“Clint is an amazing cultural fit and has proven this over the course of 2021, building strong relationships with Box Hill players and staff as well as doing some strong work developing Hawthorn-listed players,” Hawthorn GM – VFL & VFLW Daniel Napoli told Box Hill’s website.

“He’s a level 3 accredited coach who sees the game really well and has had experience coaching his own side at state league level.”

Proctor’s appointment has also got the stamp of approval from Mitchell.

“Having worked alongside Clint this year, I was really impressed with his tactical nous and his unrelenting desire to develop his players,” Mitchell said.

“He’s had some really strong experiences throughout his coaching career to date, so we felt he was very much ready to take on this next challenge.

“With Hawthorn drafting two Box Hill-listed players this year, we saw the benefit of the relationship, and I have full faith in Clint’s ability to make the Hawthorn-Box Hill connection even greater.”

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