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Rodney Eade

Inducted as an inaugural legend in Tasmanian Football’s official Hall of Fame in 2005, Rodney Eade began his football career with Glenorchy in 1975. Rodney is currently the Gold Coast Suns coach since 2014.

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Rodney Eade's Biography

In October 2014, Eade was appointed the Gold Coast Suns' second senior coach, replacing Guy McKenna. Rodney exemplifies how unwavering determination, together with the right vision, can achieve the very best. He is a polished motivational speaker with a valuable message for both individuals and businesses alike.

 

Inducted as an inaugural legend in Tasmanian Football’s official Hall of Fame in 2005, Rodney Eade began his football career with Glenorchy in 1975, where he made an immediate impact, catching the eye of mainland talent scouts and being voted the best first year player in the Tasmanian Football League.

 

The following year, Eade moved to Hawthorn where he remained until 1987 for a return of 229 games with 46 goals. During this time he played in the 1978 premiership win over North Melbourne, and also figured prominently in the 1983 grand final win over Essendon. It was in 1983 that Rodney was made a life member of the Hawthorn Football Club.

 

In 1996, Rodney took over the reins from Ron Barassi as Head Coach at Sydney, and was the most successful coach of the Swans since Jack Bissett in the 1930's. During his tenure the club made the finals in 1996-1999 and again in 2001, losing the grand final in 1996 to the Kangaroos.

2003 saw Rodney serve as media writer and commentator for the Western Bulldogs before being appointed Coach for the 2005 season. In his first season here, he took an under-achieving Bulldogs team within a goal of the finals series, having finished with less than five wins in the previous two years. In 2006 Rodney then took the team to a final series for the first time since Terry Wallace in 2000.

 

Rodney remained with the Bulldogs until 2011 when he was appointed Football and Coaching Strategist by the Collingwood Football Club, replacing outgoing coach Mick Malthouse. Eade coached the Australian International Rules football team in October/November 2011.

 

Rodney Eade's leadership, team building and motivational skills are infused into his addresses, leaving audiences with a positive and refreshed attitude towards the challenges that lay ahead both personally and professionally.. He is able to draw on his experiences in his football career and incorporate anecdotal content and question and answer sessions that result in high audience participation.

Rodney Eade is a highly respected motivator and is driven towards achieving the very best in team success in both the sporting and corporate arena.