The defender retired this year, finishing his fantastic career with 194 AFL games and two All Australian selections. Hurley experienced a severe hip infection in 2021 before returning at season's end for an emotional farewell.
Now, the 32-year-old has found himself a new job at Tullamarine.
"I got a call from (General Manager) Josh Mahoney this morning, saying there's a coaching/player welfare job for me next year," Hurley said at Monday's Crichton Medal ceremony.
“I got a call from Josh Mahoney this morning saying there’s a coaching/ player welfare job for me next year.”
Bear’s staying in the 🔴⚫️
— Essendon FC (@essendonfc) October 3, 2022
On Monday, the Bombers announced the appointment of their new CEO Andrew Thorburn, who was previously the CEO of National Australia Bank (NAB).
With a plethora of changes at Essendon, eyes will be turned to an exciting Trade Period in which the club can add on-field support to match their off-field appointments.