In his fourth season as part of Richmond’s Coaching staff, McQualter makes the step from Development to Midfield Stoppage Coach for 2017.
As a player, McQualter developed his craft with Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup, before being drafted with selection 17 in the 2004 NAB AFL Draft.
The midfielder and forward played 89 AFL games during one of the Saints most successful eras, including all ten finals in the clubs 2008-09-10 campaigns. This included McQualter taking his place St Kilda’s side for the 2009 Grand Final against Geelong and both Grand Finals in 2010 against Collingwood.
McQualter spent a season with the Gold Coast Suns in 2012 and a year as a playing Assistant Coach with Southport in the NEAFL before joining Richmond at the end of 2013 as a development coach.
Having held down a coaching and playing role with Richmond’s VFL team through his first couple of years at Punt Road, McQualter will play an important part in Richmond’s revised coaching setup in 2017.