Mudra to run Bushies’ bench

OVENS and Murray interleague coach Adam Mudra has joined the Murray Bushrangers.

The former Wodonga player, who boasts a flawless representative coaching record of four wins in four years in charge of the league’s under-18s, has joined the TAC Cup side as an assistant.

He’ll run the Bushrangers’ bench on match day.

Mudra, who also coached Wodonga’s thirds to a hat-trick of premierships from 2005-2007, said he was thrilled to be joining the region’s elite underage team.

He remains unsure whether he’ll coach the O and M’s interleague side this year.

“That’s always been a year-to-year kind of thing, anyway,” Mudra said.

“I’m just excited about taking this next step and challenging myself at the elite level of underage footy.

“I’ve been working with ‘AJ’ (Andrew Carson) and Darren (Ogier) for the past two or three years through the interleague involvement and the ball started rolling from there.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

Darren Ogier will coach the team again this year, with Matt Glossop, Ben Davey, Brad Campbell and Wangaratta Rovers speedster Ash Pollard joining his coaching staff.

The club remains on the hunt for runners and statisticians for the upcoming season, which begins against Geelong on March 30.