Chris Waterman

Chris Waterman (born 19 September 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer and has been a part of Australian Rules football for over half of his life (in both playing and coaching roles). Waterman’s playing career started in Rossmoyne’s junior football league where he was eventually recruited by the East Fremantle Football Club at the age of fifteen. He played in the club’s Colts, Reserves and Senior line-up and finished with a total of 61 senior games. In 1988 Waterman made his AFL debut wearing a West Coast Eagles guernsey, and under the guidance of coaches John Todd and Mick Malthouse, went on to play a total of 177 matches (including 22 AFL finals, 3 Grand Finals and 2 Premierships) for the club and earned "Player Life Member" status. Chris retired in 1998.

Chris Waterman
Personal information
Full name Chris Waterman
Date of birth (1968-09-19) 19 September 1968 (age 51)
Original team(s) East Fremantle
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1998 West Coast Eagles 177 (75)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2006–2009 Peel Thunder 80 (24–56–0)
2010–2012 Subiaco 63 (31–32–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

In 1999 Waterman began his coaching career, taking the role of defensive coach for his former club, the West Coast Eagles. in 2001, he was appointed defensive coach of the Fremantle Dockers until the end of 2005. Waterman also coached both the 2004 and 2005 Western Australian State teams and was assistant coach for the 2007 and 2008 State Team.

In 2006, Chris Waterman became the Senior Coach of the Peel Thunder Football Club and in 2008 signed a 3-year contract which would see him remain at the club until 2010.[1]

At the end of the 2009 WAFL season, Chris Waterman resigned as head coach of Peel Thunder and is currently looking to get back into the coaching at AFL level.[2] Waterman remains the longest serving senior coach at Peel Thunder with his four-year tenure.

StatisticsEdit

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
AFL playing statistics
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
1988 West Coast 31 7 2 2 89 18 107 27 7 0.3 0.3 12.7 2.6 15.3 3.9 1.0 0
1989 West Coast 31 10 10 3 110 38 148 42 12 1.0 0.3 11.0 3.8 14.8 4.2 1.2 0
1990 West Coast 31 6 13 9 49 16 65 25 10 2.2 1.5 8.2 2.7 10.8 4.2 1.7 0
1991 West Coast 39 26 6 3 308 127 435 65 29 0.2 0.1 11.8 4.9 16.7 2.5 1.1 2
1992 West Coast 39 24 6 6 287 118 405 98 48 0.3 0.3 12.0 4.9 16.9 4.1 2.0 0
1993 West Coast 39 20 15 20 224 108 332 92 28 0.8 1.0 11.2 5.4 16.6 4.6 1.4 2
1994 West Coast 39 18 3 4 127 56 183 54 17 0.2 0.2 7.1 3.1 10.2 3.0 0.9 0
1995 West Coast 39 20 8 7 243 120 363 103 28 0.4 0.4 12.2 6.0 18.2 5.2 1.4 10
1996 West Coast 39 12 7 7 161 55 216 55 19 0.6 0.6 13.4 4.6 18.0 4.6 1.6 0
1997 West Coast 39 12 0 1 114 68 182 41 15 0.0 0.1 9.5 5.7 15.2 3.4 1.3 0
1998 West Coast 39 22 5 10 265 146 411 112 30 0.2 0.5 12.0 6.6 18.7 5.1 1.4 1
Career 177 75 72 1977 870 2847 714 243 0.4 0.4 11.2 4.9 16.1 4.0 1.4 15

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Waterman to Coach Peel Until 2010". 19 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Media Release: Coach Chris Waterman's Resignation". 2 September 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  3. ^ Chris Waterman's player profile at AFL Tables