Ken Hinkley was appointed Port Adelaide Senior Coach in October 2012, capping a highly successful career as an assistant coach with a number of AFL clubs.

Hinkley – a dedicated and hard-working defender throughout his 132 VFL-AFL games (11 with Fitzroy and 121 with Geelong) – was destined to serve as a senior coach at AFL level.

His greatest success came at Geelong where he was a part of the coaching group in their 2007 and 2009 AFL Premierships.

He added a further dimension to his coaching, moulding the young playing group at the Gold Coast Suns in their first three years in the competition.

As a player, he was involved in the successful Geelong teams of the late eighties and early nineties - playing in the 1992, 1994 and 1995 grand finals.

Coaching career
2013 – current Port Adelaide Football Club senior coach
2010 – 2012 Gold Coast Football Club assistant coach
2004 – 2009 Geelong Football Club assistant coach
2001 St Kilda Football Club assistant coach

AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2013)
AFL Premiership assistant coach (2007, 2009)
AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2020)

Playing career
Clubs: Fitzroy (1987-1988) 11 games; Geelong (1989-1995) 121 games
Debut: Round 3, 1987 v North Melbourne (for Fitzroy)
Brownlow Votes: 43

AFL Grand Final player (1992, 1994, 1995)
Geelong co-captain (1995)
Geelong Best and Fairest (1992)
All-Australian (1991, 1992)