One of the most accomplished coaches in the women's sphere, Paddy Hill will bring his expertise to the fore as St Kilda's Head of Player Development & Strategy in 2022.

Hill joined St Kilda's coaching ranks in 2019 after a decorated coaching career at Hawthorn and Box Hill. Premiership honours in 2013 (Box Hill VFL) and 2018 (Hawthorn VFLW) are among the most distinguished honours to his name.

As part of the Saints' remodelled coaching line-up for 2022, Hill will work closely with Nick Dal Santo while also creating individual development plans for each player and leading the club's coaching strategy.

Hill previously held the role of Assistant Coach (Forwards) at St Kilda and was due to coach the Southern Saints in 2020 before COVID-19 ground most of the country's competitions to a halt.