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Sydney Swans Coaching Staff

John Longmire has been the senior coach of the Sydney Swans since 2011.

Longmire led the football club to the 2012 Premiership and two further Grand Final appearances in 2014 and 2016.

The Sydney Swans are yet to miss a finals series under Longmire and in 2017 became the first team to reach finals from a 0-6 start since the introduction of the final eight format.

Longmire will be joined in the coaches box each week by his assistants John Blakey, Dean Cox, Brett Kirk, Rhyce Shaw and Steve Johnson.

John Longmire - Senior Coach

AFL 2017 Media - Sydney Team Photo Day John Longmire took the reins as senior coach at the end of 2010 and has guided his Sydney Swans side to three Grand Final appearances, winning a premiership in just his second year at the helm... more

BRETT KIRK - ASSISTANT COACH

  After a coaching stint with Fremantle, the former Sydney Swans captain and tough midfielder returned as forwards coach at the end of 2015... more

STEVE JOHNSON - ASSISTANT COACH

  A three-time premiership Cat achieved nearly everything as a player and brings a wealth of experience to the Sydney Swans' coaching panel... more

JOHN BLAKEY - HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

  The former long-serving Fitzroy and North Melbourne utility has been on the Swans' coaching panel since 2006... more

JEREMY LAIDLER - DEVELOPMENT COACH

  A dogged defender and valued clubman of 87 games across 11 seasons, Laidler comes on board to help guide the NEAFL Swans in 2018... more

DEAN COX - ASSISTANT COACH

  A decorated ruckman over 290 games for West Coast, Cox joined the Sydney Swans as an assistant at the end of 2017... more

RHYCE SHAW - ASSISTANT COACH

  A premiership player and Development Coach for the past two seasons, Shaw joined the senior coaching ranks at the end of 2017... more

TADHG KENNELLY - DEVELOPMENT COACH

  The 197-game Irishman and 2005 premiership defender returns to the Club after several seasons to take the helm of the NEAFL Swans... more