|Full name David Buttifant|
Name David Buttifant
|Date of birth (1964-03-03) 3 March 1964 (age 51)|
Original team Koroit Football Club
Afl 2014 carlton s high performance coach david buttifant tells his story
David Buttifant (born 3 March 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1987. He was recruited from the Koroit Football Club in the Hampden Football League. He later played for Box Hill in the Victorian Football Association.
- Afl 2014 carlton s high performance coach david buttifant tells his story
- Meet David Buttifant
He was Collingwood's sport science director for 13 years, mostly under the coaching tenure of Mick Malthouse, and he played an important role in Collingwood's 2010 premiership victory and assisting the Magpies to Grand Finals in 2002, 2003 and 2011. While at Collingwood, he led the way with the use of altitude in pre-season training. He resigned from the Magpies in September 2013, and joined the Carlton Football Club, where Malthouse was now coaching, in the same role.
He had previously worked with the Australian Olympic team. He has a PhD in sports physiology.
In 2011, Malthouse and Buttifant authored the book The Ox Is Slow But The Earth Is Patient.
He currently is the Head of Strength & Conditioning for Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club in the VAFA