THREE-time Rowville Football Club premiership coach Paul Mynott has announced he will not be coaching the club in 2014.
Mynott has the unique record of taking the club from fourth division to first division in two stints as senior coach during the club’s most successful decade.
‘The contribution that Paul Mynott has made to the Rowville Football Club is enormous,’ Hawks president David Howlett said.
Mynott took over as club coach in 2002, winning back-to-back premierships. He retired, only to come back when the club was in difficult circumstances.
Mynott took over a young list of players, many of which he coached at juniors at Rowville. He coached the Hawks to the 2012 Division 2 premiership and their first ever Division 1 win.
‘Paul has raised the bar and created a successful professional environment that will allow the club to build a sustainable future as a first division club,’ president Howlett said.
Mynott announced his decision to players, coaches and staff on Thursday evening, detailing his intention to dedicate more time to his growing family and their sporting interests.
‘My time at Rowville has been incredibly rewarding, not only from being involved with the success and development of the club, but being involved with a fantastic young playing group and watching them develop into excellent footballers and young men,’ Mynott said.
‘Brooke and Trent [Mynott’s children] are growing and pursuing their sporting interests and as a father I want to be there to support them in their endeavours.’
Rowville Director of Football, Mark Hamilton, believes Mynott has made arguably ‘the most significant contribution to the club both on and off the field’.
‘Whilst he leaves a gigantic pair of shoes to fill, we are delighted he and the Mynott family will remain involved with the club in other capacities for years to come,’ Hamilton said.