2004 premiership player and Port Adelaide fan-favourite Josh Carr returned to Alberton at the conclusion of the 2022 season to join Ken Hinkley’s coaching team as midfield coach.

Carr originally joined Port Adelaide after being picked up by the club in the 1998 AFL Draft.

Known as a damaging inside midfielder, he quickly became one of Port Adelaide’s most important players – twice named as Port Adelaide’s best club man and playing a vital role in the club’s 2004 premiership campaign.

Carr was traded to Fremantle, playing there from 2005 to 2008, before he returned to Port Adelaide to finish his playing career. He retired immediately after Showdown XXIX in 2010 – a 19-point win – marking an impressive 10-0 record in Showdowns.

Following his retirement, Carr joined Port Adelaide’s coaching panel where he served from 2011 until 2015. Between 2016 and 2019, he was appointed senior coach of the North Adelaide Roosters in the SANFL, guiding the club to a premiership in 2018.

Carr was appointed by Fremantle as an assistant coach at the beginning of the 2020 season, staying in the position for three years before returning to Port Adelaide as an assistant coach for the 2023 season and continues in this role.

Coaching career
2023 – current Port Adelaide midfield coach
2020 – 2022
Fremantle assistant coach
2016 – 2019
North Adelaide senior coach
2011 – 2015
Port Adelaide assistant coach

Senior coach SANFL Premiership (North Adelaide, 2018)

Playing career
Clubs: Port Adelaide (1999-2004, 2009-2010) 124 games, 65 goals; Fremantle (2005-2008), 83 games, 44 goals
Debut: Round 8, 2000 vs Melbourne
Brownlow votes: 32

Port Adelaide Best First Year Player (2000)
Port Adelaide Most Improved Player (2001)
Port Adelaide Best Team Man (2002 & 2003)
AFL Premiership Player (2004)
Peter Badcoe VC Medal (2004)
Ross Glendinning Medal (Fremantle, 2007)