Koroit unveils Jess O'Connor and Carly Pulling as joint coaches

POWERHOUSE Koroit has unveiled two premiership-winning players to lead its title defence.

Hampden league open netball best-and-fairest Jess O’Connor and Carly Pulling have been appointed to replace Kasey Owen at the helm of the Saints’ open netball side.

Koroit netball executive Maree Lane said the duo had the “perfect personality” for the role.

“Carly had a good year playing and coaching the division two side to a grand final, and Jess is so experienced,” Lane said.

Damian O'Connor and Jess O'Connor both played in grand finals for Koroit this year, supported by their kids Billy, 5, Remi, 3, and Indi, 7. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Damian O'Connor and Jess O'Connor both played in grand finals for Koroit this year, supported by their kids Billy, 5, Remi, 3, and Indi, 7. Picture: Rob Gunstone

“Jess’ mother coached us to our first open netball premiership in 2001 and her sister Stacey is also really experienced with coaching. 

“It’s in her blood.”

Lane said both coaches had the ability to liaise and work with young and older players.