Two Former AFL Captains Join Hawthorn As Assistant Coaches


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Hawthorn has bolstered their assistant coaching stocks with the appointments of Scott Burns and Darren Glass.

Burns has been Collingwood's midfield coach since 2014 after spending 5 years at West Coast.

Meanwhile, Glass is moving into his first full-time coaching role after retiring from the Eagles after 270 games in 2014.

“Both Scott and Darren captained their respective clubs during their playing careers and have exceptional leadership skills," Jason Burt told the Hawthorn website.

“Scott has a wealth of experience as an assistant coach across two respected clubs and we look forward to the new ideas and perspective he brings to our coaching group. 

“Darren has followed a slightly different path since retiring from the game and has spent the last couple of years working in the business world. 

“He’s got really strong values and communication skills and we think he will really thrive in the environment here at Hawthorn.

“We are really excited about what both Scott and Darren bring to the table and we look forward to them starting their roles at the Hawks.”