Burnie yesterday officially announced ex-VFL player Clinton Proctor as its new TSL coach.
As revealed in The Advocate on Saturday, Proctor will fill the role of playing coach, and has signed a two-year deal.
He will also act in the position of football manager for the next two seasons.
Proctor had previously committed to taking over the reins as senior mentor at his home club of Drouin in the Gippsland Football League.
The Drouin Football Club tweeted yesterday: ‘‘We would like to wish Clint all the very best for his new position down in Tasmania. Opportunities like this don’t come along often’’.
Proctor, 29, boasts more than 100 senior games in Victoria’s state league competition, where he played for Williamstown and Frankston, including being a member of the Seagulls’ 2003 premiership team.
He has spent the past two seasons coaching St Albans in the Geelong Football League.
Proctor’s role at the Dockers will also include high performance, talent and junior development.
Burnie officials said on the club’s Facebook page yesterday they were ‘‘thrilled’’ the talented utility had put pen to paper.
He will start work this week at West Park, with pre-season training to start on November 19.
Club president Peter Vincent and director of football John Radford did not return calls yesterday.
Source: The Advocate Newspaper, November 11, 2014. Journalist Jordan Abel.