Danny Frawley or ‘Spud,’ is a former Australian rules footballer and football commentator. Starting out in his long career with St Kilda Football Club. He was the longest serving captain for the Club and enjoyed his career for 11 years, (from 1984 – 1995).
Frawley became the senior coach of the Richmond Football Club in 2000. In his first year, Richmond just missed out of the finals by finishing ninth. In 2001 he took the Tigers into the finals where, in the preliminary finals, they were eliminated by the Brisbane Lions. In 2002, however, Richmond struggled and finished 14th. This continued in 2003 when, after a six wins and two losses start to the season, they lost 13 of their next 14 matches and finished 13th.
Richmond kept struggling and finished 16th (the “wooden spoon” position) in 2004. Midway through the season, Danny Frawley announced that he would resign at the end of the season. The team went on to lose their last 14 matches of the season.
In 2008 and 2009, Frawley worked at Hawthorn as a part-time coach. He rejoined St Kilda as a back-line and key-position coach in November 2014.
Since leaving coaching, Frawley has been a special comments man for Triple M. In June 2006, he coached a winning Victorian State of Origin side in the E. J. Whitten Legends Match. Therefore became the chief executive of the AFL coaches association.
Post – Football
Frawley is a commentator for Fox Footy and is the co-host of Bounce with Jason Dunstall and Cameron Mooney, as well as a part of the 1116 SEN Footy team on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. He has also been involved with Channel 9.