COBURG’S Adam Potter will coach his final game with the club today against Geelong at Simonds Stadium, with Richmond set to appoint one of its development coaches for the role in the final year of its alignment.
The club has offered Potter, who is a school teacher, a development role at Coburg next season but he said yesterday that he is weighing up his options.
“Obviously I just need to sit down and think about what’s happened,” Potter said.
“I really enjoy developing young people and I think even though we haven’t had the results this year, you look at the development squad and there will be a lot of blokes there that will be capable of playing senior footy over the next couple of years and our list is quite young.”
Coburg has slumped to third last on the ladder after last week’s loss to Frankston. Potter admitted that the news of its split with Richmond and coaching changes has had an impact on morale of the group.
“No doubt the leadership group have been involved in discussions and conversations but look I’m not going to sit here and use that as an excuse for our performances,” he said.
“We take full responsibility for our second half of the year. We’ve under performed and last week’s loss, I thought we dominated possession and they made the most of their opportunities.”
Potter will coach his last match for Coburg against Geelong today where he will look to develop players further such as Leigh Masters who will play on Travis Varcoe.
He said the club is hopeful it can survive in the competition stand-alone after its split with Richmond at the end of next season.
“Bill Balakis (Coburg president) is excited about the future. I think there’s opportunities for Coburg in developing a stand alone club,” he said.