After serving the Geelong Football Club for 332 games as a player and five years as an assistant coach, Corey Enright will depart GMHBA Stadium.
Enright appreciated all that the club had provided over his more than two decades in the navy and white hoops.
“I’m thankful to have been able to spend such a long time at a special place - the Geelong Football Club,” Enright said.
“When I first walked in the doors 22 years ago I could not have dreamed of having such a great experience here.
“The club holds so many great memories. We were able to achieve a lot of success and seeing the joy that gave people was special.
“I have been given opportunities to be myself, to grow and contribute in so many ways.
“The biggest thing that I take away though are the friendships and relationships that have been built through this journey. These will remain forever and are so special.
“I am so thankful to have had such a great experience with the club. While it’s always hard to say goodbye, I am excited by the challenge that lies ahead. My family have always been so supportive and I thank them for allowing me to grow my experience as a coach.”
Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd paid tribute to Enright’s contribution to the club.
“Corey is held in the highest standing by everyone at the club, and has made an incredible contribution to the club as a player, coach and a person over 22 years,” Lloyd said.
“We understand that Corey is looking to grow his experience by working in a different program as he advances in his coaching career. He is obviously one of the greatest and most important people in the club’s history. We have been fortunate to have him as such an important member of our club for so long.
“The club will be eternally gratefully for everything that Corey has done for the team, the club and the community. We wish Corey, Renee and the family all the best in the future.”
Enright retired after the 2016 season as the club’s all time game record holder, a mark only surpassed by Joel Selwood two weeks ago. Enright won two ‘Carji’ Greeves medals, earned six All Australian blazers and was a key member of three premiership teams.
After retiring Enright immediately joined the Cats coaching staff. He has helped the Cats to the finals in each of his seasons in the coaching box.
The club is in the process of working through potential candidates to join the coaching staff in 2022.