Former Adelaide Crows senior coach Don Pyke joins the club as an assistant to John Longmire for the 2021 season.

Pyke spent four years at the Crows between 2016-2019 and lead the club to their first AFL Grand Final in 20 years in 2017. They were awarded the McClelland trophy after finishing the regular season as Minor Premiers.

He forged a successful playing career with the West Coast Eagles across seven seasons, playing 132 games and winning two premierships in 1992 and 1994. He was voted as West Coast Club Champion in 1993.

After announcing his retirement in 1996, Pyke was the senior coach of Claremont Football Club (WAFL) for one season before serving as the director at West Coast for four years. He was rewarded with a Life Membership at the Eagles in 2003, before returning to the club in 2013 as a strategy coach.

Pyke will now bring plenty of valuable experience to the Swans staff and help with the club’s strategic approach towards opposition during the 2021 campaign.