SHEEDY is one of the Australian Football Leagues most enduring coaches. A
player and coach for more than 36 years, Kevin has an unsurpassed record
of involvement in eight Premierships and a total of 772 games. He began
his career at Prahran Football Club in the V.F.A
transferred to Richmond in 1967 and played 251 games before retiring in
1979 and was a member of the Premiership Teams in 1969,1973 and 1974.
was Skills Coach at Richmond when they won the 1980 Premiership.
In 1981 he was appointed Senior Coach at the Essendon Football Club, where he has now coached the club for a record 521 games in 22 years of continuous coaching during which time the club competed in 17 finals series.
Kevin has coached 338 winning games,177 losses and 6 drawn games giving him a 66.09% win ratio. Coached in 39 finals – won 21 and lost 18.
his time at E.F.C., the club has competed in 7 Grand Finals. Premiers in
1984,1985,1993 and 2000. And have won 6 of the 8 “Night” Grand Finals
they have competed in. He has coached 59 night games.
was “All Australian” coach in 1985,1993 & 2000
his time at Essendon the club’s membership has increased from
approximately 15,000 in 1980 – to 36,000 + in 2002
is the co-author of 5 books.
“Sheeds – A Touch of Cunning”
– Pockets of Greatness”
Women – The Forgotten Heroes”
“Second Chance Winners”
- Follow Your Dreams”
is a life Member of the Richmond Football Club, Essendon Football Club and
received the Advance Australia Award in 1993 and in 1998 was
as a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to
sport and the community.
the Australia Sports Commission Coach of the Year for 2000 [Domestic] Also
in 2000 he was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in recognition of his
service to Australian Football.
He was one of 3 finalists for ‘Coach of the Year” in the 2000 Australian Sports Awards, and the Essendon Football Team were judged as the National Team of 2000. Which in an Olympic year, is an award that both the EFC and Sheeds are justifiably very proud of.
Updated: 5th March 2003
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