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.
|Full name||Chris Waterman|
|Date of birth||19 September 1968|
|Original team(s)||East Fremantle|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|1988–1998||West Coast Eagles||177 (75)|
|2006–2009||Peel Thunder||80 (24–56–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
|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.
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. Waterman remains the longest serving senior coach at Peel Thunder with his four-year tenure.
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- "Waterman to Coach Peel Until 2010". 19 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
- "Media Release: Coach Chris Waterman's Resignation". 2 September 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- Chris Waterman's player profile at AFL Tables