Playing career
Geelong: 284 games, 17 goals

Coaching career
Geelong: Assistant coach (backline). Previously development coach in 2015.
Western Bulldogs: Development coach 2013-2014
South Barwon (GFL): Senior coach since 2014


Matthew Scarlett rejoined the Cats as development coach in the summer of 2014 after spending two seasons in a similar role with the Western Bulldogs.

While fulfilling his role with Geelong, Scarlett also served as coach of South Baron in the GFL.

Scarlett was appointed as a full-time assistant for the 2016 season and took charge of the backline with immediate results.


One of the greatest players of all time, Scarlett retired after the 2012 season and 284 games in the navy & white hoops.

Scarlett was a major catalyst in Geelong’s successful era, playing in all three premierships and 22 finals in his career. He earned six All Australian selections and was named the Cats’ best & fairest in 2003.

A brilliant attacking defender, Scarlett redefined the way a defensive player could dominate a game, propelling many forward thrusts from the last line of defense while at the same time keeping the oppositions key forward’s locked down.

Scarlett is a life member of the club and also a legend within the Geelong Football Club hall of fame.