182. Andy Bennett

Player/Coach, 1973-2000

> 21 games, 17 goals, Hawthorn, 1980-84
> 14 games, 1 goal, St Kilda, 1985
> Coached Tasmania to victory against WAFL, SANFL and VFL in period 1995 to 1998
> William Leitch Medal for TFL best and fairest, 1986
> Coached state U18s, 2000
> Played AFL, TFL and SANFL senior football

Born 30 March 1955, Andy Bennett commenced his career with South Adelaide and crossed to Hawthorn in 1980. Over five seasons he managed only 35 games due to a series of ruinous injuries. His career reached its peak in Tasmania when he won the TFL best and fairest and then as a coach led his adopted state to memorable triumphs against South Australia, West Australia and Victoria. Bennett continues to be involved in football as a commentator and talent scout.