Michael Malthouse is an inspiring, entertaining and highly motivational speaker. He is recognised for his ability to relate his sporting experience and success to life and business.
In his 27th year in charge at the highest level, Malthouse's total VFL/AFL games coached is 639 (up to and including Grand Final Premiership.) This puts him second currently on the all-time list behind Jock McHale. Although since the name change, Malthouse has coached the most 'AFL' games of all time.
Mick finally broke the 20 year drought for Collingwood to claim his 3rd Premiership
With his appointment to one of the AFL's legendary clubs, Michael arguably confronted his greatest coaching challenge - lifting the Collingwood Football Club from one of their worst ever long-term slumps. Michael took Collingwood from the bottom of the ladder to its first finals in nearly a decade when they were Runners-Up in the AFL Premiership. The following year he repeated this result with a disappointing Grand Final defeat, but with one of the youngest teams in the AFL.
Prior to Collingwood and then the West Coast Eagles, Michael was the senior Footscray coach and transformed the battling Bulldogs into final contenders. Michael made Footscray one of the most competitive teams in the League and showed the football world the level of his dedication and professionalism.
Michael was senior coach for the West Coast Eagles, based in Perth. Through his motivational skills and coaching techniques he made a new club a feared power within the Australian Football League. Under 'Mick Malthouse' the Eagles made the finals every year, including 2 Premierships and one as Runners-Up.
Michael started his football career with St Kilda playing 53 senior games, including three finals, until his departure to Richmond. Whilst at Richmond, Michael played 121 senior games including six finals and the runaway premiership over Collingwood.
Michael retired from playing football, and because of his knowledge, keenness and success as a player, was offered a job as Footscray's senior coach.