Cameron Joyce will bring a wealth of experience from three AFL clubs to his new role with the Tasmania Devils.
Highly-experienced and respected, Joyce performed a range of roles in the industry across two decades and joins the Devils after 11 years at North Melbourne, most recently as general manager of football.
He also held roles at West Coast Eagles and Richmond and is familiar with the competition he will coach in, having previously performed the role of development coach at NAB League powerhouse Oakleigh Chargers.
Joyce was announced as the Devils' new development coach although he will effectively replace head coach Adrian Fletcher who resigned at the end of the season.
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Joyce said he is keen to pursue his coaching ambitions at the helm of the Devils.
"I am very excited to be joining AFL Tasmania to coach the Tasmania Devils," he said. "I am passionate about coaching and developing talent and I can't wait to get started.
"I am looking forward to working with the experienced talent team we have in the state to build on the momentum of the first year in the competition."
Joyce has been regularly visiting Tasmania from 2012 in his role at North Melbourne.
"It has been a home away from home for me in recent years, but I am really looking forward to making Tassie my permanent home and to work with the many passionate football people right across the state.
"It is a heartland football state that has produced some really special football talents and I'm excited to get the opportunity to play a part in seeing the next wave of talent."
Tasmania is a heartland football state that has produced some really special football talentsCameron Joyce
AFL Tasmania chief executive Trisha Squires said the appointment is a coup for the Devils program.
"This is another positive sign and step for Tassie football," she said. "It is significant for our program and our state to attract talented and passionate people like Cameron to work in key roles.
"We see Cameron not just having a big impact on our NAB League program but broadly on coaching and development in the state.
"He is fresh out of the AFL system and has really valuable industry knowledge and contacts but also has NAB League experience.
"Cameron has served in coaching and non-coaching roles and brings a well-rounded outlook on the game and a wide breadth of skills to the role."
Joyce is expected to begin in November.
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