Veteran Richmond defender Nathan Broad has poured praise on first-year Tigers coach Adem Yze.

In an interview with Channel Seven following Richmond’s rousing eight-point victory over Adelaide at Adelaide Oval last Thursday night, the triple premiership Tiger spoke glowingly about Yze’s coaching attributes.

“He’s just such a humble man. It’s all about the group, nothing about himself,” Broad said.

“But credit has got to go to ‘Oooze’. His coaching over this last month, and through these tough times, has been unbelievable.


“He comes in with a glass half full attitude and how we’re going to get better.

“He’s just been amazing, and I’m so stoked we could get a win for him now.

“He’s such a calm head on the bench . . .

“And the good thing about Ooze is he doesn’t think he needs to make all the solutions.


“He’ll ask the leaders, “What do you think?” And I think that’s a great trait to have as a coach, to bounce off your leaders . . .”

Another multi-Tiger premiership hero, Liam Baker, concurred with Broad’s assessment of Yze.

“He’s so calm . . . We’ve had a tough year and he’s still so calm, which helps us players. You don’t want to be coming down and your coach is going off at you. It’s settling us,” Baker said in his post-match interview on Channel Seven.