Argall returns to coach the Demons in 2020
Shannon Argall believes Horsham District football side Laharum has a ‘really good recipe’ to turn its form around as he returns to coach the Demons in 2020.
Argall spent the past three years as an assistant coach with Wimmera league team Warrack Eagles after previously playing at Laharum from 2012 and coaching from 2014 to 2016.
He is a premiership coach with the Demons, having guided them to a flag in 2015, and was an assistant coach for the club’s 2013 grand final victory.
Among Argall’s other accolades are the 2016 Dellar Medal as the Horsham District league’s best and fairest and the 2013 goal-kicking crown.
Tom Crawford, who was thrust into the head coaching role after the mid-season departure of Robbie Miller this year, will return to his former position as assistant coach in 2020.
Brett Ervin will serve as a development coach, helping the club’s under-17 players transition to senior ranks.
Argall said both Crawford and Ervin would play vital roles in helping the club rebuild from a season in which it won just two games and suffered a 312-point loss to Harrow-balmoral.
“I’ve seen Crawf develop as a footballer from the time he was a kid,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to developing his coaching. I’m enthusiastic to create a culture that will bring past players back and I’m also going to focus on the development of our kids.”
Argall said he had thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Eagles, but felt compelled to leave because of his strong connection with Laharum.