Collingwood have announced Josh Fraser as the club's next VFL coach, set to take over for 2023.
The former Pies player returned to the club in October of 2021 as the Head of Academy in their development program, charged with working with the club's first to third year players.
Fraser previously played 200 games for Collingwood across his 11 years with the club, serving as vice-captain in 2008.
Following his time in black and white, Fraser moved north to join the Gold Coast Suns, where he played 18 games over two seasons with the club.
The former No.1 draft pick is set to continue in his role as a member of Collingwood's development staff as he coaches the VFL side.
We're excited to have Josh Fraser as our VFL Head Coach for next season!
Frase played 200 games for Collingwood and will combine this role with his responsibilities as our Head of Development 🤝 pic.twitter.com/RVQ5AUuuuD
— Collingwood FC VFL (@CollingwoodVFL) December 6, 2022
The Magpies finished in sixth position on the VFL ladder in 2022, winning 11 matches for the season before eventually losing to Carlton by 32 points in the first week of their finals campaign.
Fraser has been coaching since 2014, where he began his career as coach of the Gold Coast reserves in the NEAFL. The 40-year-old has since spent time with Carlton as a development coach and served as senior coach of the Northern Bullants.