Scott has extended his contract until the end of the 2017 AFL season.
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Geelong coach Chris Scott has put pen-to-paper with the club, extending his contract until the end of the 2017 season.
Scott joined the club at the end of the 2010 season and won the AFL premiership in his first year of coaching in 2011.
Since then, Scott has led the club into the finals in both 2012 and 2013 and is on track for to lead the Cats into the top four in 2014.
The former Brisbane Lions player was contracted until the end of 2015, but both club and coach were keen to lock in a deal early to stave off any speculation about Scott’s future.
Scott told the club’s website that he was committed to the Cats for the long-term.
“I’m really committed to Geelong long-term, and this just formalises that,” Scott said.
”I think the club is happy and I’m certainly happy with the situation. This is a great place to be and I enjoy working with our players, coaches and staff.”
Geelong chief executive Brian Cook said Scott had met expectations in regards to the regeneration of the squad, as well as the need for immediate results.
“Chris has proved himself over the past four years as an astute coach and a person whose values match the club’s values,” Cook said.
“He has been committed to ensuring the team can continue to challenge for the premiership while at the same time introducing young players to ensure we regenerate as experienced players retire.
“To have successfully been able to manage this has been a tribute to Chris and his staff.
“We are looking forward to Chris continuing to lead our team in the coming years.”