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Scott Extends Contract with the Cats

Geelong coach Chris Scott has extended his contract with the club until 2017.

Scott joined the Cats at the end of 2010, and his this three plus years at the helm has led the Cats to wins in 70 of 91 games. In that time he has rejuvenated the playing list, with 26 players currently on the list having joined the club in that period and 22 players making their AFL debut in the time frame.

“I’m really committed to Geelong long-term, and this just formalises that,” Scott said

“I think the club is happy and I’m certainly happy with the situation. This is a great place to be and I enjoy working with our players, coaches and staff.”
Geelong CEO Brian Cook is delighted to have secured Scott for at least the next three years.

“Chris has proved himself over the past four years as an astute coach and a person whose values match the club’s values,” Cook said.

“He has been committed to ensuring the team can continue to challenge for the premiership while at the same time introducing young players to ensure we regenerate as experienced players retire. To have successfully been able to manage this has been a tribute to Chris and his staff.

“We are looking forward to Chris continuing to lead our team in the coming years.”

Scott has taken the Cats to the finals in each of his three completed seasons, and is on target for a fourth consecutive finals campaign. Geelong won the 2011 premiership in Scott’s first year at the club, and his winning percentage of 77.2% is the second highest in club history (minimum 50 games coached).

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