Few AFL players and coaches can boast a record like Kevin Sheedy. Four premierships as coach of the Essendon Football Club over 27 years have him rarified air, and a short stint as the inaugural coach of Greatest Western Sydney gave him a new spot in history.
In all, he coached 678 games which places him third on the all-time games list as a coach.
He also played 251 games for Richmond with three premierships to his name, he captained the club, won a best and fairest and was selected in its team of the century.
But Sheeds is much more than a list of accolades and statistics. He is an innovator and a thinker, whether it is the Anzac Day Match, Dreamtime at the MCG or the latest game recognising rural Australia he was always looking for a new way to make a statement.
As a coach he was always running ahead of the pack... which was strange for a back pocket player.
Inducted in the AFL Hall Of Fame as a "Legend" of the game, a rare and honourable recognition for a person that has contributed so much to the code that he loves so much.
Sheedy is also noted for his quirky antics, outspoken nature and wry sense of humour and never fails to entertain and challenge the status quo.
Kevin travels from Melbourne.