James Rahilly

James Rahilly (born 15 June 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Geelong Football Club.[1]

James Rahilly
Personal information
Full name James Rahilly
Date of birth (1979-06-15) 15 June 1979
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons
Draft 38th, 1997 AFL Draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2005 Geelong 90 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Rahilly played his early football at South Warrnambool but was recruited from the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup.[2] A defender, he received a 1998 AFL Rising Star nomination in his sixth league game, against Carlton at the MCG, where he had 22 disposals. Although Geelong made it into the final in three of the seasons he was at the club, Rahilly was never selected for a finals game.[3] Rahilly was, however, a member of the Geelong reserves team which won the 2002 Victorian Football League (VFL) premiership and was awarded the Norm Goss Memorial Medal for his efforts in the grand final. He also won Geelong's "Best Clubman" award, in 2003.

He returned to the VFL in 2008 as an assistant coach and was then appointed to Chris Scott's senior coaching staff for the 2011 AFL season.[4]


  1. "Coaches presented by Momentum Energy". geelongcats.com.au. Geelong Football Club. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. "James Rahilly". AFL Tables.
  4. "James Rahilly". Official AFL Website of the Geelong Cats. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011.
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