Darren Glass

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Darren Glass
Darren Glass 2018.2.jpg
Glass in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Darren Glass
Date of birth (1981-05-14) 14 May 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Northam, Western Australia
Original team(s) Railways (Northam)
Draft 11th overall, 1999 National Draft (West Coast)
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Full-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000–2014 West Coast 270 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Darren Glass (born 14 May 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Hawthorn Football Club. Originally from Northam, Western Australia, he attended Carine Senior High School.[1] Glass began his career with Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), before being recruited by West Coast with the 11th pick in the 1999 National Draft, making his debut for the club the following season. Playing mainly as a full-back, Glass was named in the All-Australian team on four occasions, including as captain of the 2012 team. He was named captain of West Coast in 2008, after Chris Judd was traded to Carlton, and won club best and fairest awards in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Glass retired from football midway through the 2014 season, having played 270 games for West Coast.

Career

Playing

He was recruited as the number 11 draft pick in the 1999 AFL Draft from Perth and made his debut for the Eagles in Round 4, 2000 against Adelaide.

Glass, who had a relatively low profile in a team of well known stars such as Ben Cousins, Chris Judd, and Daniel Kerr, was named as the All-Australian full-back in 2006.

He had another excellent 2007 season where he won West Coast's Club Champion Award and his second All-Australian selection.

On 9 November 2007, Glass was announced as the new captain of West Coast with the departure of Chris Judd to Victoria. Glass was appointed to lead the recovery of the club after a series of off-field scandals. West Coast had a poor year in his first year of captaincy, suffering from the loss of Judd and Cousins as well as from injuries to key players, including Glass himself.

After a successful season playing all 22 matches in 2009, Glass won his second Club Champion award ahead of fellow defender Shannon Hurn. He followed this up two years later in 2011 where he won his third Club Champion award and third All-Australian selection. In 2012 Glass was given his fourth All-Australian selection and named as the captain of the All-Australian team.

On 12 June 2014, Glass announced his retirement due to injury, effective immediately.[2]

Glass kicked just eight goals in 270 games. Out of over 200 players who have played more than 250 VFL/AFL games, only two (Rod Carter and John Rantall) kicked fewer goals.[3]

Coaching

At the end of the 2017 AFL season Glass accepted an assistant coaching position at Hawthorn.[4]

Personal

Glass married Alicia Severin in December 2007. They have two daughters and one son.[5][6] Glass has a commerce degree in finance and marketing from Curtin University.[7][8] He completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Western Australia in 2015 has previously worked as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group.[9][10]

Statistics

[11]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2000 West Coast 23 14 1 1 38 50 88 25 13 0.1 0.1 2.7 3.6 6.3 1.8 0.9
2001 West Coast 23 12 0 0 42 61 103 31 23 0.0 0.0 3.5 5.1 8.6 2.6 1.9
2002 West Coast 23 12 0 0 35 55 90 24 17 0.0 0.0 2.9 4.6 7.5 2.0 1.4
2003 West Coast 23 15 1 0 51 91 142 38 24 0.1 0.0 3.4 6.1 9.5 2.5 1.6
2004 West Coast 23 18 2 0 62 95 157 56 32 0.1 0.0 3.4 5.3 8.7 3.1 1.8
2005 West Coast 23 25 2 0 135 124 259 90 42 0.1 0.0 5.4 5.0 10.4 3.6 1.7
2006 West Coast 23 25 1 0 102 171 273 98 44 0.0 0.0 4.1 6.8 10.9 3.9 1.7
2007 West Coast 23 24 1 2 96 178 274 82 32 0.0 0.1 4.0 7.4 11.4 3.4 1.3
2008 West Coast 23 21 0 0 74 174 248 67 28 0.0 0.0 3.5 8.3 11.8 3.2 1.3
2009 West Coast 23 22 0 0 61 206 267 78 38 0.0 0.0 2.8 9.4 12.1 3.5 1.7
2010 West Coast 23 8 0 0 35 47 82 27 12 0.0 0.0 4.4 5.9 10.2 3.4 1.5
2011 West Coast 23 24 0 0 122 144 266 97 48 0.0 0.0 5.1 6.0 11.1 4.0 2.0
2012 West Coast 23 22 0 0 118 163 281 114 52 0.0 0.0 5.4 7.4 12.8 5.2 2.4
2013 West Coast 23 20 0 0 142 116 258 97 47 0.0 0.0 7.1 5.8 12.9 4.8 2.3
2014 West Coast 23 8 0 0 48 59 107 37 19 0.0 0.0 6.0 7.4 13.4 4.6 2.4
Career 270 8 3 1161 1734 2895 961 471 0.0 0.0 4.3 6.4 10.7 3.6 1.7

Honours and Achievements

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
2000 0
2001 0
2002 0
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0
2006 0
2007 2
2008 2
2009 3
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 4
Total 11

References

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Debates (HANSARD) THIRTY-EIGHTH PARLIAMENT FIRST SESSION 2012 LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY" (PDF). parliament.wa.gov.au. Parliament of Western Australia. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://m.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2014-06-12/glass-half-empty?camefrom=EMCL_316116_14609241
  3. ^ Most Career Games AFL Tables
  4. ^ http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-29/hawks-snare-former-magpie-as-assistant-coach
  5. ^ http://m.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/storks-are-swooping-on-the-eagles-nest/story-e6frg30l-1226420242580
  6. ^ http://waltzingmorethanmatilda.com/2012/11/24/celebrity-baby-news-darren-and-alicia-glass-2/
  7. ^ "Darren Glass | LinkedIn". au.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  8. ^ "Glass to cut teeth in coaching role". PerthNow. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Darren Glass back to business with UWA MBA". Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  10. ^ http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/afl/teams/west-coast/where-are-the-west-coast-eagle-2006-afl-premiership-side-10-years-on/news-story/3e5b4c364151f7b56b3bc4811c05f057
  11. ^ "Darren Glass". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016.

External links

  • Darren Glass's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles
  • Darren Glass's playing statistics from AFL Tables
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