The Coota Blues have pulled off a major recruiting coup with the announcement of former East Wagga Kooringal stars Joe Scott and Jacob Tiernan appointed as Senior Coach and Assistant Coach respectively for the 2020 season.
Joe Scott began his football career with the Blues as an Auskick junior before playing for the Eastern Hawks as a junior, making his senior debut as a 16-year-old and finishing fourth in the club's Best and Fairest that year.
Joe has also had stints with North Albury in the Ovens and Murray League, played senior football with Belconnen in the ACTAFL, playing against sides of the calibre of the Sydney Swans Reserves and MCU in the Riverina Football League.
Joe returned to East Wagga for the past six seasons, including two years as Senior Vice Captain and was a member of the 2016 Premiership side.
With work and family commitments on and around his family farm at Coolac making it impossible to train, Joe and brother James were members of the Hawks Reserve Grade Premiership side last season, with Joe named best on ground in the decider.
With a wealth of experience, having played under a number of outstanding coaches, at 27 years of age Scott is a talented, tough, no nonsense player and natural leader who is the perfect choice to build on the fine work done by outgoing coach Luke Webb.
Like Scott, Jacob Tiernan is a Coota local also travelling to play his junior and senior football with the East Wagga Hawks.
He has played more than 140 senior games with the Hawk, including the 2016 Premiership and can play almost any position on the ground, this year used as a Centre Half Forward playing a strong role and helping the Hawks into the 2019 Grand Final.
Jacob is blessed with an amazing running capacity and very high fitness levels, which will be invaluable on the bigger Canberra grounds and will be of great value to the club in a coaching role that will no doubt include fitness training.
The Blues are also excited to have retained the nucleus of last season's group including former coach Luke Webb.
Zac Oliver has also committed for another year and will join Tiernan as a joint assistant coach.
The Blues have organised a meet and greet at the Family Hotel this Sunday at 12pm and invite all players both male and female plus supporters to attend what is officially the start of what promises to be a very exciting 2020 season for the club.