Senior Coaches

In all there have so far been 71 senior coaches for Launceston, including that of 2017.
24 coaches have tasted premiership success with 7 of those coaches also lucky enough to become multiple premiership winning coaches.
Since 1875, there have been 5 seasons in which there have been two coaches.

  • 1919 – B.Gardner and B.Carter 
  • 1922 & 1923 – Algy Tynan and Royce Whittle
  • 1929 – F.Wood and Royce Whittle
  • 1933 – Ken Roberts and Leo McAuley

Longest Serving Senior Coaches:

  1. Adam Sanders – 7 Seasons (2003-2009)
  2. Paul O’Donoghue – 6 Seasons (1981-83; 1986; 1991-92)
  3. Noel Atkins – 6 Seasons (1950-51; 53-56 )
  4. Robert Withers – 6 Seasons (1968-69; 1971-74 )
  5. Algie Tynan – 5 Seasons (1909; 1913-14; 1922-23)
  6. D.R Manning – 5 Seasons (1924-28)
  7. Graeme Lee – 5 Seasons (1963-67)

Most Decorated Senior Coaches:

  1. Leo McAuley – 4 Premierships (1933-36)
  2. Adam Sanders – 3 Premierships (2006-08)
  3. D.R Manning – 2 Premierships (1924 & 1926)
  4. Royce Whittle – 2 Premierships (1920 & 1929)
  5. Algy Tynan – 2 Premierships (1909 & 1913)
  6. H.Thompson – 2 Premierships (1897 & 1899)
  7. O.Douglas – 2 Premierships (1881-82)

All Time Senior Coach List:

G.Bailey-  18751877, 1879
A.Corrie – 1878, 1880 (Premiers 1880)
O.Douglas – 188182, 1884 (Premiers 1881-82)
J.Cato – 1883
H.Watson – 188586
J.Martin – 1887
S.Anguin – 1888 (Premiers 1888)
J.Coogan – 1889 (Premiers 1889)
T.Bagley – 1890-91, 1893 (Premiers 1893)
H.Wilson – 1892 (Premiers 1892)
W.Brown – 1894-95 (Premiers 1894)
Rus Valentine – 1896
H.Thompson – 1897-99 (Premiers 1897 & 1899)
C.Sidebottom – 1900 (Premiers 1900)
H.Littler – 1901-02, 1907-08
H.Luck – 1903
M.Buckley – 1904-06
Algy Tynan – 1909, 1913-14, 1922-23 (Premiers 1909 & 1913)
J.Smith – 1910
W.Conder – 1911-12
A.Ramsey – 1915

1916 – 1918 WW1

B.Gardner – 1919
B.Carter – 1919
Royce Whittle – 1920, 1922-23, 1929 (Premiers 1920 & 1929)
R.Southam – 1921
D.Manning – 1924-28 (Premiers 1924 & 1926)
F.Wood – 1929 (Premiers 1929)
Bruce Carruthers – 1930, 1932
B.Ward – 1931
Ken Roberts – 1933 (Premiers 1933)
Leo McAuley – 1933-36 (Premiers 1933-1936)
Jack Beveridge – 1937 (Premiers 1937)
M.Johnson – 1938 (Premiers 1938)
Keith “Bill” Cahill – 1939, 1941
Jock Elmer – 1940 (Premiers 1940)

1941-44 WW2

Trevor Ranson – 1945 (Premiers 1945)
Allan Crawford – 1946
Ken Walker – 1947-49
Noel Atkins – 1950-51, 53-56 (Premiers 1951)
G.B. “Paddy” Martin – 1952
Len Toyne – 1957-58
Hayden Bunton Jnr. – 1959
Max Kelleher – 1960
Ray McVilley – 1961
Trevor Leo – 1962
Graeme Lee – 1963-67
Robert Withers – 1968-69, 1971-74 (Premiers 1969)
Bruce Armstrong – 1970
Ken Roberts – 1975
Phillip Haughan – 1976-77 (Premiers 1976)
Grant Allford – 1978-79
Petar Maksimovic – 1980
Paul O’Donoghue – 1981-83, 1986, 1991-92
Kerry Sanders – 1984-85, 1987 (Premiers 1985)
Verdun Howell – 1988-89
Francis Woolley – 1990
Chris Whitford – 1993, 1995
Peter Chisnall – 1994-95
Michael Lockman – 1996-97
Paul Bryce – 1998
Brett Hadley – 1999
Clayton Sturzaker – 2000-02
Adam Sanders – 2003-09 (Premiers 2006-2008)
Anthony Taylor – 2010-12 (Premiers 2011)
Brennan Savage – 2013
Scott Stephens – 201415
Chris Hills – 2016
Sam Lonergan – 2017-