Don Pyke, assistant coach of the Eagles, addresses the team at three quarter time during the 2015 AFL Round 05 match between the West Coast Eagles and the GWS Giants at Domain Stadium, Perth on May 02, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Carson/AFL Media)

The Crows have appointed Don Pyke as their new senior coach.

Pyke has worked as an assistant coach at West Coast for the past two years and has also worked at Fremantle and Adelaide in various roles over the past decade.

The 46-year-old is a two-time West Coast premiership player, playing 132 games with the club.

“After three decades at the top level in a variety of roles, I am now well prepared for the challenges and hard work that comes with being a Senior Coach,” Pyke said.

“I am also passionate about fostering a winning culture and united approach where everyone has a focus on doing what is best for the team.

“Adelaide has earnt great respect across the AFL and there is a lot to like about the framework already in place.

“I am looking forward to working with the players, assistant coaches and other football department staff to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.”