Retiring Richmond great Trent Cotchin is set to join NBL team South East Melbourne Phoenix as a leadership consultant.
Cotchin, a three-time premiership captain, announced his retirement in August after a glittering 306-game career which also saw him win a Brownlow Medal.
The Phoenix announced that Cotchin would be the club’s No.1 ticket holder for the upcoming NBL season, along with his role as a leadership consultant where he will mentor players and coaches.
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“I’m thrilled to be a part of this growing organisation, I love what they’re doing in the community and hopefully I can provide a little bit of leadership to a developing roster and coaching staff,” Cotchin told Phoenix Media.
“I’m really excited to be there on game day as a fan, I know that the Fire Pit is a great place for entertainment and I know my family will love it too.”
Phoenix CEO Tommy Greer was delighted by the partnership, calling it a “no-brainer” for Cotchin and the Phoenix to align.
“Trent has had success, we are looking for our first championship, so we’d love to gleam any nuggets of knowledge he can share so we can convert that into wins, and hopefully titles,” Greer said.
“He’s also a family-man, he’s got three little ones with Brooke, so we can’t wait for them to see the lights and action of the Phoenix games and become part of our family.”