Matthew Lappin (born 17 February 1976) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club and the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He currently serves as an AFL coach for the JLC at hillcrest Christian college Queensland.
|Full name||Matthew Lappin|
|Date of birth||17 February 1976|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|1994–1998||St Kilda||55 (26)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Debuting with St Kilda in 1994, Lappin was known as a solid running half-back flanker.
Lappin played in 17 of 22 matches in the 1997 season home and away rounds in which St Kilda qualified in first position for the 1997 Finals Series, winning the club's 2nd minor premiership and 1st McClelland Trophy.
At the end of the 1998 season, Lappin moved to Carlton. He made an immediate impression: in the first quarter of the club's round 1 match against Essendon he took a specky on the goal-line which would go on to win the Mark of the Year for 1999.
Throughout his playing career, Lappin was easily recognized on the field with his lightly built frame, for which he attracted the nickname "Skinny".
Following his retirement from playing, Lappin remained with Carlton as an assistant coach, as well as acting as a playing assistant coach with the Northern Bullants (as a VFL-listed player). He served as Carlton's forward line coach from 2008 until 2010. In 2011, he shifted into an assistant coaching role at Collingwood.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- "1997 Season Scores and Results – Ladder". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Herald Sun, "Magpies sign up Matthew Lappin and Craig McRae", 12 October 2010, Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Skinny Lappin to the rescue". goldcoastfc.com.au. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
- "AFL Tables - Matthew Lappin - Stats - Statistics". afltables.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
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