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Eagles coach calls it quits

Tom Cordner-Maas is calling it quits after one season leading the Lions. (krockfootball.com.au image/Al Packer)

EAST GEELONG is looking for a new senior coach, after Tom Cordner-Maas decided he wouldn’t seek a new contract for 2024.

Cordner-Maas took the reigns at the start of the season, with Ben Bosely unexpectedly stepping down from the senior role after leading the Eagles to tbe GDFNL minor premiership last year.

East is enduring a tougher campaign in 2023 in what’s been a close season between the top sides, with the Eagles sitting inside the top five on percentage.

Club President Dan Payne said Cordner-Maas is looking to spend more time with family, while injury issues continue to limit his contribution.

“Juggling work commitments and a desire to spend a more time with his family meant Tom was going to find it challenging to give 100 per cent to the role,” Payne said.

“Persistent injuries also meant that he was intending to retire from playing at the end of this season,” he said.

“The club is obviously disappointed with this news given the current position of the senior football team on the GDFL ladder, but understand Tom’s decision to spend more time away from football.

“Tom will continue as senior football coach until the end of season 2023, a season we hope still has a lot of success just around the corner.”

The Eagles come up against the second-bottom Anakie for Round 13 this Saturday, likely to secure a third straight win.

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