If this is the case, Richardson will drop to one of the single worst AFL coaching records ever over the first 100 games, tallying 34 wins over his first century of experience, tied with former Fitzroy and Adelaide coach Robert Shaw.
While it’s Richardson’s milestone coming up, there are some other terrible performers over their career who have not yet hit the 100 game mark, Brisbane’s Chris Fagan and Gold Coast’s Stuart Dew are on pace to eclipse Shaw’s worst-of-all-time record if they keep up the trend over their small sample of games.
Meanwhile, the most consistent career record goes to the man at the head of the Cattery, Chris Scott who boasts a 70 percent winning rate, the best in the AFL.
How has your team’s head coach performed during their tenure?
Each current AFL coaches record can be seen below:
Statistics courtesy of afl.com.au.
|CLUB||COACH||CAREER WINS||WINNING %|
|Adelaide||Don Pyke||40 wins from 59 games||67.70%|
|Brisbane||Chris Fagan||6 wins from 32 games||18.80%|
|Carlton||Brendon Bolton||19 wins from 59 games||32.20%|
|Collingwood||Nathan Buckley||76 wins from 146 games||52.10%|
|Essendon||John Worsfold||168 wins from 336 games||50%|
|Fremantle||Ross Lyon||158 wins from 272 games||58.50%|
|Geelong||Chris Scott||124 wins 177 games||70.10%|
|Gold Coast||Stuart Dew||3 wins from 9 games||33.30%|
|Greater Western Sydney||Leon Cameron||53 wins from 103 games||51.40%|
|Hawthorn||Alastair Clarkson||195 wins from 315 games||61.90%|
|Melbourne||Simon Goodwin||19 wins from 33 games||57.60%|
|North Melbourne||Brad Scott||97 wins from 189 games||51.30%|
|Port Adelaide||Ken Hinkley||71 wins from 124 games||57.30%|
|Richmond||Damien Hardwick||100 wins from 192 games||52.10%|
|St Kilda||Alan Richardson||34 wins from 99 games||34.30%|
|Sydney||John Longmire||124 wins from 183 games||67.80%|
|West Coast||Adam Simpson||66 wins from 103 games||64.10%|
|Western Bulldogs||Luke Beveridge||48 wins from 81 games||59.30%|