The Gold Coast SUNS can confirm former Richmond Premiership player and Geelong Premiership Assistant Coach, Shaun Grigg, has joined the club ahead of the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Grigg comes to the SUNS as an assistant coach after serving four years at Geelong as both Development Coach (2019-2021) and then Assistant Coach (2021-2023), helping the club to its most recent premiership in 2022.

Gold Coast SUNS General Manager of Football Performance Wayne Campbell said Grigg would bring a vast array of experience and skill to the club.

“We’re thrilled Shaun has chosen to continue his coaching journey at the SUNS and we look forward to him working with our current group of coaches and Damien, to continue to drive our playing group forward.,” Campbell said.

“Shaun has put together an impressive CV as both a player and coach, including overseeing Geelong’s midfield group as the Cats went on to win the 2022 Premiership.

“We look forward to welcoming Shaun, his wife Sarah and two young boys to the Gold Coast.”

As a player, Grigg tallied 214 games with both Carlton and Richmond which included the Tigers’ 2017 Premiership.

Grigg reunites with former coach Damien Hardwick after spending nine seasons under his guidance at Richmond.