Matthew Primus joined the GC SUNS as Assistant Coach in 2012, where he will develop the club’s young midfield talent. After retiring from the AFL in 2004, Primus moved into an assistant coaching role at the Port Adelaide under mentor Mark Williams. When Williams stepped down as senior coach midway through the 2010 season, Primus initially took over caretaker coach, before being appointed the top job after finishing the season with 5 wins out of 7 games. Primus then spent three seasons as senior coach as the club, before joining the GC SUNS.
Primus began his career with the Fitzroy Football Club, where he played 20 games and kicked 5 goals in his first season, emerging as one of club’s key position players. After Fitzroy finished their last season in the AFL, Primus signed with Port Adelaide as an uncontracted zone player before the club’s first season in the AFL.
Primus enjoyed a successful and illustrious career with Port Adelaide, captaining the club from 2001-2005 whilst establishing himself as one of the games top ruckmen.