Peter German

Peter German (born 2 February 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer. Since retiring he has become a successful coach. German coached Subiaco to the 2004 and 2006 WAFL premierships and was rewarded by being named as an assistant to Chris Connolly at Fremantle. Peter has coached second-tier Australian rules in three different states and been involved with five different Australian rules football clubs in a coaching and player capacity.

Peter German
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-02-02) 2 February 1965
Original team(s) Oak Park
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–94 North Melbourne 185 (201)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1994.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter played 185 games for 201 goals for North Melbourne in the AFL. Used primarily as a midfielder over a 10 year career with one club.

His first coaching assignment was with Burnie in 1995 before he moved into the AFL. He was an assistant coach at Hawthorn and West Coast.

In 2009 German was appointed the senior coach job of the Casey Scorpions in the VFL. He was named VFL coach of the year despite leading them to 6th place on the ladder. Casey Scorpions lost in the opening week of the finals.

From 2010 until 2013, German was a development coach for the Western Bulldogs in the AFL, and senior coach of its VFL-affiliate Williamstown.[1] With German as coach, Williamstown won the inaugural Foxtel Cup in 2011.[2]

German then coached the Coburg Football Club in the VFL from 2014 until 2017, the first four years as a stand-alone club after the end of its reserves affiliation with Richmond.[3] German has been appointed as coach of Ovens and Murray Football and Netball Association team Albury Tigers for 2019.


  1. Bulldogs appoint German as development coach
  2. Schmook, Nathan (6 August 2011). "Seagulls claim inaugural Foxtel Cup". Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  3. Geordie Cowan (2 August 2017). "Peter German calls time on his coaching stint at VFL club Coburg after four seasons". Moreland Leader. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
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