FRANKSTON Dolphins Football Club have announced that former senior assistant Danny Ryan will take on the role of Senior Coach for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Ryan will take over the position from Adam Skrobolak, who recently departed the club to join the coaching ranks at St Kilda full time.
Ryan has an impressive resume of work under his belt, bringing coaching experience from the TAC Cup and the AFL into the role. Ryan was the senior assistant of the Dolphins in 2018, looking after the midfield group. In 2017, Ryan was the senior assistant coach at Casey Demons in the VFL after a two year stint at the Sandringham Dragons. Ryan has also spent time in the AFL system working for St Kilda and Port Adelaide.
“I am extremely excited to be appointed as Senior Coach of the Frankston FC and fully understand the challenge as we continue our journey towards building a great club, people and players involved in the VFL competition. Our aim is to create a sustainable elite football environment where players can challenge & develop themselves at VFL level and as a group work to become a great football club both on and off field,” Ryan said.
“Personally, the opportunity to coach in my own right and lead the on-field direction of such a proud club is an honour and I appreciate the opportunity granted to me. Now to roll up the sleeves and get started on the hard work in front of us.”
Frankston Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara said “I am looking forward to working with Danny in the next phase of the Frankston Football Clubs journey in 2019 and 2020. Danny will bring a tremendous football coaching & development background to the club and the team as we continue to build this club into the future. There is plenty of hard work ahead of everyone involved at the club as we piece together the rest of the team on and off-field. Obviously, Danny’s appointment as our senior coach is really the important appointment for us and now we can start to place the rest of the pieces in place to complete our requirements.”
Dolphins pre-season training will commence on Monday 12 November.