Schoey Roars On
- Thursday, 10 December 2015
Back-to-back premiership coach Jarrad Schofield has committed to the club until 2018 adding two years onto his contract with Subiaco.
Schofield was linked to AFL club Adelaide in the off-season but opted to stay in Perth to coach the Lions.
"The club is in a really good position and I want to continue in the direction we're heading. I’m a loyal person and when I signed in 2012 there was a clear ambition to return the club to the highs of the 06-08 Glory Years and we’re on the right path, said Schofield
"Family was also another key factor in deciding to stay in Perth. We had options in Adelaide but ultimately decided West Australia was where we see ourselves living in the coming years.
Subiaco’s CEO Peter Capes was excited to secure the services of the 2015 WAFL Coach of the Year beyond 2016.
“Jarrad Schofield has another year on his contract but given the level of interest in his future at the club, the board have decided to extend his contract for a further two years,
“Jarrad has proven to be a very good senior coach who is able to develop our senior list with the assistance of a great coaching team. We are very excited to announce this contract extension.” Said Peter Capes.
Club President Mark Lawrence reciprocated Capes’ willingness to extend Schofields’ contract, which adds stability to the future of the Subiaco Football Club.
“Having won the last two WAFL Premierships for this Club, the board were keen show strong support for Schofield and to acknowledge his achievements in the role of senior coach,
“The extension provides the club with a settled structure that ensures players and coaches have some certainty over the next 3 years.” Added Lawrence.
Jarrad Schofield celebrating with the 2015 Premiership Lions Photo: Flashflood
Jarrad Schofield was awarded WAFL Coach of the Year at the Sandover Medal after guiding Subiaco to a top of the table 17–3 record in 2015.
Schofield has a winning percentage of 61.67 since taking the job in 2013 and has a record of 3-1 in the finals (The only finals loss came to East Perth in Semi-Final 2 2014.)
The ex-Subiaco premiership player became the first to play and coach the Lions in a premiership.
Schofield could also become the first Subiaco coach to lead the Lions to three consecutive Grand Finals.