September 22 2003

LACHIE WATERMAN. Well, I must admit I've never heard of him, then again I'd never really heard of Brendan McCartney, either. I was sent two emails on the topic in recent days:

"A friend of a friend tells me Lachie Waterman is in the running for the Geelong Assistant Coaching post. A former tiger in the SANFL and premiership player with Plympton (3 in a row) , Waterman has been building a bank of knowledge and came to Melbourne to complete a Sportscoaching degree at Deakin Uni under the guidance and tutelage of David Parkin. During this time, he worked in the U/18 comp with I think the Sandy Dragons and is highly regarded and being strongly considered to inspire the Geelong youngsters."

"To whom this may concern,

Recently, I have had the pleasure of working with Lachie on a complicated group task and found him to be a pivotal responsible, reliable and efficient member who displayed unyielding integrity... In addition, his ability to address large groups of people and consequently display an ability to remain calm and even tempered, despite unforeseen turmoil furthermore substantiates his natural ability to perform.Lachie was a dedicated asset to the team and I wish him all the best with his future endeavors"