St Kevin’s Old Boys’ Football Club has announced that Club legend, Anthony “Plugger” Lynch has been appointed Senior Coach.
Lynch will take the reins from SKOB premiership coach Guy Martyn.
Football Operations Director, Michael Christian paid tribute to Martyn for the enormous contribution he has made to the Club.
“Guy arrived at the Club for the 2017 season as an assistant to the Senior Coach and made
an immediate impact. So much so that the Club won its first ever Premier Division
premiership in that season. In 2018, Guy was appointed Senior Co-coach with Tom Williams
and together they steered the Club to an incredible second consecutive premiership.
“Guy was appointed Senior Coach in his own right in 2019 and carried the Club into a third
consecutive Grand Final. But it was his commitment and dedication over the wasted Covid
year in 2020 which shone through and then again in 2021 with the Club contending for
competition leadership when the season was regrettably cancelled. Guy has been an
integral part of SKOB’s greatest era and we will be forever thankful for his commitment,
dedication and effort in making that happen,” Michael Christian said.
Guy Martyn said: “‘I’d like to thank the entire SKOB community for the past five years. I’ve enjoyed all the success on the field but more importantly, made some great friends for life.
The support the playing group has shown me since this decision was made has been
overwhelming and very humbling. I wish Plugger and the club all the best from 2022 and beyond.”
Anthony “Plugger” Lynch has been involved with the Club for over 18 years, having played 250+ games and captained SKOB to the 2015 Premier B premiership, as well as back-to-back Premier Division premierships in 2017 and 2018.
He retired as a player in 2019 and was recruited by the Essendon Football Club to be an Assistant Coach of its VFL team in 2019 and 2020. During this time he also completed his Level 2 and AFL Next Coach Programs.
Lynch was appointed to coach the VAFA State Representative side in 2020 and 2021 which did not eventuate due to Covid restrictions.
"'Plugger' brings an undeniable passion and energy to the Club he has served with great
distinction for 18 years. He has clear philosophy on how he will coach but his strengths
extend far beyond this. His ability to build relationships, and nurture and set behavioural
standards is unparalleled. We look forward to continued success under the stewardship of
Plugger,” Christian said.