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Harry lands Casey coaching job

Mark Corrigan is embraced by South Barwon teammate Matthew Scarlett during a game in 2014. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

FORMER South Barwon and Geelong VFL star Mark Corrigan has been appointed coach of VFL club Casey Demons.

AFL alignment partner Melbourne confirmed the appointment on Monday afternoon.

“Mark’s experience and understanding of how aligned clubs operate, and his strong emphasis on individual player development and skill fundamentals, is something that stood out during the interview process,” Demons’ AFL operations head Daniel McPherson told the club’s website.

“From all my conversations with Mark, it is clear he will add a new and exciting dynamic to our VFL and wider Melbourne Football Club program.”

Corrigan, who spent five seasons in various roles at Essendon, was due to coach the Bombers’ VFL team before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the season.

A multiple premiership player at South Barwon, he also played in the Cats’ VFL premiership-winning team in 2012 and won the best-and-fairest in 2013 as Geelong lost the grand final to Box Hill.

Corrigan last played locally with Bellarine league club Barwon Heads, making five appearances with the Seagulls under former South Barwon teammate Mitch Herbison in 2018.

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