Darren Glass (born 14 May 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as an assistant coach for the Hawthorn Football Club. Originally from Northam, Western Australia, he attended Carine Senior High School. Glass began his career with Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), before being recruited by West Coast with the 11th pick in the 1999 National Draft, making his debut for the club the following season. Playing mainly as a full-back, Glass was named in the All-Australian team on four occasions, including as captain of the 2012 team. He was named captain of West Coast in 2008, after Chris Judd was traded to Carlton, and won club best and fairest awards in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Glass retired from football midway through the 2014 season, having played 270 games for West Coast.
Glass in April 2018
|Full name||Darren Glass|
|Date of birth||14 May 1981|
|Place of birth||Northam, Western Australia|
|Original team(s)||Railways (Northam)|
|Draft||11th overall, 1999 National Draft (West Coast)|
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|2000–2014||West Coast||270 (8)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He had another excellent 2007 season where he won West Coast's Club Champion Award and his second All-Australian selection.
On 9 November 2007, Glass was announced as the new captain of West Coast with the departure of Chris Judd to Victoria. Glass was appointed to lead the recovery of the club after a series of off-field scandals. West Coast had a poor year in his first year of captaincy, suffering from the loss of Judd and Cousins as well as from injuries to key players, including Glass himself.
After a successful season playing all 22 matches in 2009, Glass won his second Club Champion award ahead of fellow defender Shannon Hurn. He followed this up two years later in 2011 where he won his third Club Champion award and third All-Australian selection. In 2012 Glass was given his fourth All-Australian selection and named as the captain of the All-Australian team.
On 12 June 2014, Glass announced his retirement due to injury, effective immediately.
At the end of the 2017 AFL season Glass accepted an assistant coaching position at Hawthorn. At the conclusion of the 2019 AFL Season, Glass returned to the West Coast Eagles as the List Manager after Brady Rawlings returned to the North Melbourne Football Club
Glass married Alicia Severin in December 2007. They have two daughters and one son. Glass has a commerce degree in finance and marketing from Curtin University. He completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Western Australia in 2015 has previously worked as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and AchievementsEdit
|Brownlow Medal votes|
- "Parliamentary Debates (HANSARD) THIRTY-EIGHTH PARLIAMENT FIRST SESSION 2012 LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY" (PDF). parliament.wa.gov.au. Parliament of Western Australia. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
- Most Career Games AFL Tables
- "Darren Glass | LinkedIn". au.linkedin.com. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Glass to cut teeth in coaching role". PerthNow. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
- "Darren Glass back to business with UWA MBA". Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Darren Glass". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 September 2016.