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Steve Johnson


Steve Johnson achieved nearly everything as a player and the former Cat and Giant is now putting his expertise to the test as an assistant coach at the Sydney Swans.

Recruited via pick 21 at the 2001 AFL Draft, Johnson managed 253 games in the blue and white hoops at Kardinia Park and collected many honours in the process.

Johnson became a three-time premiership player (2007, 2009, 2011), a Norm Smith Medallist (2007) and a three-time All Australian (2007, 2008, 2010) over his 13 seasons with Geelong.

He led the Cats' goal-kicking in two seasons (2008, 2010), his renowned skill and craftiness in front of goal was where his strengths lay, and it's at the Swans where he's applying this knack in a coaching capacity.

After his time at Geelong, Johnson made the move to GWS where his experience was highly valued across two seasons, before jumping on board its cross-town rival as one of four assistants to senior coach John Longmire.

He now forms part of a reshuffled coaching group alongside Brett Kirk, Dean Cox and Tadhg Kennelly.