Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Jon Pierik Adelaide struggles to deal with sliding rule in season-opening 35-point loss.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder claims several players to blame for grand final loss to Sydney.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach closely questioned by his board over the club's soft-tissue injury epidemic.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Tense contract negotiations have been played out in the public all season.
Jon Pierik Shattered Chris Judd will argue that he was only trying to prevent a handball.
Jon Pierik Coach says Bombers will understand progress made this season after next fortnight.
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt says club not ''anchored'' to the past and ready to forge a new era.
Jon Pierik Coach Brett Ratten has urged his team not to become football's version of the Big Dipper.
Jon Pierik Marc Murphy says the Blues are intent on emerging with the necessary vigour required to topple Fremantle and silence a parochial Perth crowd tomorrow night.
Jon Pierik Football's radio ratings war kicks off in earnest, with 3AW claiming overall victory.
Jon Pierik, Martin Blake, Jared Lynch Umpires boss Jeff Gieschen says Eagles playing up high tackles to win free kicks.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Matthew Lloyd fears players risk becoming quadriplegics unless the AFL takes immediate action.
Jon Pierik Essendon champion says team one blue-chip midfielder short of truly competing.