SUBIACO has named colts coach and former WAFL umpire Beau Wardman to succeed Jarrad Schofield at the helm of the reigning premier.
Wardman took the Subi colts to a flag the same day Schofield, who is headed to Port Adelaide, led the league team to a crushing grand final win over West Perth.
He’s the fourth WAFL coach to be appointed in a week, with Bill Monaghan signed up at East Fremantle, Geoff Valentine at the Falcons and Jeremy Barnard the Royals.
The likely first umpire to head up a WAFL league team said on the club’s website he was looking forward to the challenge.
“To take over from the legacy Jarrad leaves is exciting,” Wardman said.
“We have a great group of players in the senior program who have the right values and work ethic for success and I will look to build on this culture and continue our on-field success.”
The club said Wardman was one of the key architects behind the transformation of Subiaco’s talent program, taking the Subi colts from last to premiers within two years.
His appointment was fitting reward for building strong relationships at the club and for being a popular figure in the club’s talent program.
“The proven ability that Beau has shown to build relationships with young footballers and his ability to lead a high performing program were key reasons behind his appointment,” the club said.