Mark McVeigh joins the GIANTS coaching staff after 12 months as Head Coach of the PM Capital GIANTS Academy, identifying and developing local talent within the GIANTS' region.
Since retiring from the AFL in 2012 after 232 games with Essendon, McVeigh has been part of the Seven Network and SEN radio commentary teams and previously worked with AFL NSW/ACT as Talent and Coaching Manager.
McVeigh grew up on the Central Coast of NSW and played for Pennant Hills before he was drafted at pick nine to Essendon at the end of 1998 and was a member of their 2001 Grand Final side.
The former Bomber has also been involved in coaching the Under-16 and Under-18 NSW/ACT Rams to National Championship titles.
McVeigh was the GIANTS' defensive coach in 2015.