Former North Melbourne and Carlton coach Denis Pagan joined Spinal Cure Australia as an ambassador in 2000 after Honorary Director Gary Allsop met him and was asked to give a talk to his players. Denis had a long career as a player for both North Melbourne, South Melbourne and later on a short stint at Port Melbourne and then went on to Captain/Coach Yarraville in the VFA.
In 1980 he returned to North Melbourne where he coached the under 19’s which included getting them to 10 Grand Finals resulting in 6 Premierships. In 1992 Denis went to Essendon as an assistant coach to Kevin Sheedy. After that one year he landed the senior coaching job at North Melbourne which he has held for the past 10 years, including two Premierships, in 1996 and 1999. He then went on to coach Carlton from 2003 to 2007. Denis is a proud ambassador of Spinal Cure Australia and has made several generous personal donations. We welcome Denis’ support and are very grateful having him on board.