A favourite son of the Ballarat Football Netball League is returning to take the top job at Darley after leaving the AFL system.
Former East Point coach and BFNL Hall of Fame inductee Dan Jordan will lead the Devils next season, having left his role as an assistant coach at Essendon last month.
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Darley's new leader comes with a wealth of coaching experience, having first joined Essendon on a part-time basis as a VFL assistant coach in 2015.
He grew his coaching career with the Bombers and moved into a full-time role, becoming an AFL development coach and later VFL head coach.
Jordan was elevated to the AFL coaching panel in 2020 before leaving the role in late August after not being offered a contract for 2022.
Jordan arrives at Darley Park with a near unparalleled BFNL record.
Inducted into the hall of fame in 2018, Jordan is a five-time Tony Lockett Medallist and also won a Henderson Medal.
Arriving at East Point in 2006 alongside brother Ben, he kicked 148 goals in his first season - 11 off the league record set in 1961.
Jordan spent seven years with the Roos and stepped us as a senior coach in 2012.
He was named the BFNL coach of the year in his two seasons in the role, having led the club to finals both years.
Jordan inherits a young Darley group that showed promise that belied its winless record in 2021.
The new coach will have also have the services of a host of senior players who re-signed before his appointment.
Co-captain Shane Page will return after an injury-interrupted season, alongside fellow two-time premiership players Darren Leonard and Luther Baker.
Experienced mid Jake Ancrum has also re-signed for 2022, as well as Jack Bewley, Andrew Azzopardi and brothers Duncan and Joel Cadman.
Jordan's VFL and BFNL connections are also likely to see some star recruits come through the door.
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