|Original team(s) Trafalgar|
Name John Nix
Height/Weight 178 cm / 79 kg
Role Australian footballer
|Date of birth (1931-12-25) 25 December 1931 (age 83)|
John Nix (born 25 December 1931) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Nix, a centreman recruited from Trafalgar, debuted at VFL level aged just 17. He made 95 league appearances for Richmond, between 1949 and 1956. His best season was in 1952, when he played in all of Richmond's 19 games and polled eight Brownlow Medal votes. At the end of the 1956 season, Nix was appointed playing coach of Latrobe Valley Football League side Sale. He won the league's best and fairest award in 1957 and also steered Sale to that year's premiership. Sale were premiers again in 1959, Nix's third and final season at the club. From 1960 to 1962, Nix was captain-coach of Mornington, in the Mornington Peninsula Football League. He led them to a premiership in his first season.