Paul Hood (coach)

Paul Hood is the inaugural senior coach of the Geelong Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

Paul Hood
Hood in 2019
Personal information
Original team(s) Geelong Falcons (TAC Cup)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2019– Geelong (women's) 1 (1–0–0)
3 Coaching statistics correct as of round 1, 2019.
Career highlights

Hood played for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup as a junior. He won the 1995 Morrish Medal as the best and fairest player in the competition, receiving 26 votes.[1] Hood went on to represent North Ballarat Football Club and Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and St Joseph's Football Club in the Geelong Football League.[2]

He returned to the Falcons in 2010 as their coach and became Geelong's VFL coach for 2015.[3] In 2016, he became the club's player development manager[4] and visited Elcho Island to scout potential players.[5] Hood was named coach of Geelong's new VFL Women's side for 2017 and oversaw the team through their transfer to the AFLW competition in 2019.[3]


  1. "Morrish Medal". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. "Cats unveil AFLW coach for 2019". 23 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. Black, Sarah (8 January 2019). "For Cats, good things come to those who wait". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. Wade, Nick (16 October 2016). "VFL Women's league: Paul Hood to coach Geelong's VFL women's side in 2017". Geelong Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. Daly, Nadia (24 August 2016). "Geelong Cats on the prowl in NT for next generation of AFL stars". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
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