DOB: 23 June 1962
The smallest player in the VFL in his time Gotch played 43 games for Fitzroy and 53 for St Kilda between 1982 and 1990 - winning the Gardiner Medal for Best and Fairest in the Reserves in 1987 despite only playing eight games. He had spent 1985 in the SANFL with Port Adelaide between his two VFL stints.
Moved into coaching and was at the helm of the Springvale (later Casey) Scorpions in 1996 and 1997, winning a premiership in his first season. He coached the VFA representative team against the ACTAFL in 1997.
He was senior coach of Williamstown from 2002 to 2009, and took his side to the finals six times. The Seagulls won their 2003 flag under his tutelage. He also spent two years as the Bulldogs Development Manager, then served as a development and assistant coach at Collingwood when they aligned with Williamstown.