Ahead of the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on Saturday June 23, we are going back and taking a look at past inductees and their impact on Tasmanian football.
36. Gavin Luttrell: A magnificent wingman who played 212 games and won four Best and Fairest awards for Lefroy, Gavin Luttrell later became one of the greatest coaches in Tasmanian history, guiding the dominant North Launceston sides of the late-1940s to five consecutive NTFA premierships.
44. Jack Metherell: Originally from WA, Jack Metherell coached North Hobart to a remarkable six TFL and four State premierships either side of WWII. Later confirmed his greatness as a coach by guiding Tasmania to its most famous victory in interstate football – the win over the VFL in Launceston in 1960.
54. Darrel Eaton: Known as ‘Dasher’, Darrel Eaton was a champion post-war wingman for North Hobart either side of a three-year coaching stint on the north-west coast. Post-retirement he guided the Demons to back-to-back premierships
56. George Viney: One of those great individuals who make up the fabric of a footy club, George Viney was a dedicated trainer with City/City-South and later South Launceston. Missed only one game in 56 seasons.
62. Bob Miller: One of Tasmanian football’s greatest coaches, Bob Miller was the mastermind behind the great City teams of the early-to-mid 50’s. Later confirmed his genius by returning to the club nearly 15 years later and guiding them to a fifth premiership in 1972. Coach of City-South’s Team of the Century.
64. Brian Eade: A fine rover who represented Tasmania at the 1958 Melbourne Carnival, Brian Eade played more than 150 senior games with Devonport and New Town/Glenorchy before turning his attention to umpiring and administration. Coached Tasmania University to multiple Tasmanian Amateur premierships. Father of Tasmanian icon Rodney Eade.