Coaching career
Geelong AFLW: senior coach 2019
Geelong VFL Women's: senior coach 2017/18
Geelong VFL: senior coach 2015
Geelong Falcons: senior coach 2010


Paul Hood took the reigns as inaugural coach of the Geelong Cats team that entered the VFL Women’s League for the first time in 2017. He was honoured as the VFLW coach of the year for 2017.

In 2018, he was announced as the Cats inaugural AFLW coach for the 2019 season.

Hood has senior coaching experience with the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup and the Cats men's VFL team and enjoyed a decorated playing career.


Hood won the 1995 Morrish Medal as the TAC Cup’s best player, and played VFL football with Geelong and North Ballarat. Hood then enjoyed a long playing career in the GFL with St Joseph’s before venturing into coaching.