Luke Egan Appointed Coach for 2015

Luke Egan, newly appointed coach of Prahran Assumption will have a fresh start to 2015.

Melbourne High School Old Boys coach last season and a Hailebury College teacher, Egan will not only change VAFA clubs, he will switch schools transferring to St Bede's College, Mentone.

Luke's appointment was announced on October 22 by football director Kevin Matherson.

Pre season training started on Monday January 19 at Righetti Oval, Kooyong, Melways 59 E3 and on Wednesdays at Menzies Oval,  Henderson St off Toorak Road Melways 59 D11.  

Perth born, Egan comes to the Two Blues with an impressive academic and football CV. He spent two years as coach at MHSOB after a season as assistant coach at C Grade club Monash Blues in 2012 under Tim Powell, the former Richmond and Carlton player.

Egan's playing career endured prematurely because of a knee injury but he was best and fairest in 2005 for York Football Club in the Avon league, was 2001 U18 best and fairest at South Mandurah in the Peel Football League  and as a teenager was a member of Peel Thunder's Under 16 and reserves squads.

Living in The Avenue, a stone's throw from Toorak Park, Egan impressed in interviews with his eagerness to embrace the club's culture and develop as a coach after two challenging seasons at MHSOB.

In recent years Egan has also been rowing coach and co-ordinator at Hailebury College where he was deputy head of mathematics and head of house and last year was community relations co-ordinator.

Next year he will reduce his workload and his one school committment at St Bede's will be teaching.

Egan will name his coaching panel and assistants later.

A bachelor of science graduate from Curtin University in WA,  before teaching Egan worked in London and in 2009 was events manager at the famous Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair.

Departing coach Ash Mills has accepted an assistant role at TAC Cup club Western Jets. The club wishes him well in his desire to become a full time coach and thank him for three outstanding years at the helm.