Premiership coach Luke Beveridge will enter his ninth season at the helm in 2023.
Beveridge has guided the Bulldogs to finals appearances in six of his eight seasons in the top job – 2015, 2019, 2020, 2022 and the drought-breaking premiership campaign of 2016. He also led the group to the 2021 Grand Final in Perth.
He also claimed back-to-back AFL Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year awards in his first two seasons.
Ahead of the 2023 fixture, Beveridge has coached the team to 104 wins from 183 matches during his time in charge, at a winning percentage of 57%.
Of the 35 coaches to lead the Bulldogs across the history of the Club, Beveridge has the most wins (104), most finals appearances (12) and most finals wins (7), and will overtake Ted Whitten’s games record of 228 by the end of his new contract.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs as senior coach, Beveridge had spent three years as backline coach with Hawthorn – including premierships in 2013 and 2014 – and was development manager at Collingwood, including during their premiership season in 2010.
Beveridge was also a triple premiership coach with VAFA club St Bede’s/Mentone from 2006-2008.
As a player, Beveridge spent 11 years at the top level, playing 118 matches with the Bulldogs, Melbourne and St Kilda.