Stuart Dew (born 18 August 1979) is the head coach of the Gold Coast Suns in the Australian Football League (AFL). Dew is also a dual premiership-player for Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, from his career as a player. Dew was acknowledged as being a long penetrating left foot kick of the football.
|Full name||Stuart Dew|
|Date of birth||18 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||Central District (SANFL)|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||119 kg (262 lb)|
|Position(s)||Forward / Midfielder|
|1997–2006||Port Adelaide||180 (245)|
|2018–||Gold Coast||42 (7-37-0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2019.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Prior to taking on the Suns role, Dew previously served as the strategy and midfield coach of the Sydney Swans.
Port Adelaide (1997–2006)
Dew made his debut with the Port Adelaide Football Club in 1997, their inaugural year in the AFL. But it was not until the 1998 season that he received regular selection. He was occasionally criticised for his lack of dedication on the training track; however, as he matured, Dew became an important player for the Power as evidenced during the 2004 season when he kicked 31 goals and was a part of the club's premiership win. The 2005 season saw Dew play a running half-back role and played in all 24 games. On 6 November 2006, Dew announced his retirement from the AFL.
Despite not playing football at any level during 2007 and allowing himself to gain an excessive amount of weight, Dew announced his intentions to come out of retirement to pursue an AFL career again. He nominated himself for the 2007 AFL National Draft and was selected by Hawthorn with its third round selection (No. 45 overall). Alastair Clarkson wanted him because of his precision kicking of the football. He debuted for Hawthorn against Melbourne in round 1 2008, and injured his hamstring in his second match against Fremantle. He missed some games later in the year by injuring his hamstring again but was fit and playing well by the time of the finals. Stuart repaid the faith shown in him with a brilliant burst in the Grand Final when the result was still in the balance in the third quarter, kicking two goals and setting up two others. A series of soft tissues injuries restricted Dew to 11 games in 2009 and he announced his retirement from AFL at the end of the 2009 season.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
After retiring as a player, Dew, accepted a position with the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach in 2010. He remained with Sydney until 4 October 2017, when Dew was announced as the new head coach of the Gold Coast Football Club.
- Hamilton, Andrew (4 October 2017). "Stuart Dew signs on as Gold Coast Suns head coach for 2018". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
- "Sydney Swans Coaching Staff". sydneyswans.com.au. Sydney Swans. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- Dew hangs up superboots The Adelaide Advertiser, 6 November 2006.
- Stuart Dew settles in (Herald Sun) 19 June 2010
- Weather almost ruins weather presenter Sarah Cumming's wedding to Stuart Dew (The Daily Telegraph) 23 December 2013
- Stuart Dew's playing statistics from AFL Tables