MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Luke Beveridge, coach of the Bulldogs speaks to his team during a quarter time break during the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs extend Luke Beveridge’s contract

Western Bulldogs senior coach Luke Beveridge has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of 2020.

The extension will take Beveridge into a sixth season, after joining the Club in November 2014.

Beveridge helped take the Club to 14 wins and a sixth-place finish and oversaw its return to finals for the first time since 2010 in his first season at the helm.

He was subsequently named the AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year, becoming only the second first-year coach to receive the accolade.

Before joining the Bulldogs, Beveridge spent time as an assistant coach at Hawthorn and Collingwood, following a successful three years coaching in the VAFA at St Bede’s/Mentone where he led them to three consecutive premierships.