Full Name: JOHN NIX
Date of Birth: 25/12/1931
Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 79 kg ( 12-6 )
Debut: 02/07/1948, Round 11, Melbourne
Last Game: 16/06/1956, Round 10, North Melbourne
Total Games: 95
Total Goals: 18
Seasons: 1949-51, 1953-56
Total Games: 26
Total Goals: 2
Honours: Richmond Reserves Coach 1966-69, Premiership 1966.
John played in the centre. He was recruited from Trafalgar where he won the Competition Best and Fairest award as a 16 year-old. He kept himself in very good shape and was a well muscled player for his era. He spent eight seasons with Richmond before moving to Sale as a playing coach. John later coached Mornington and Dromana before returning to Richmond as a Recruiting Officer in 1964 and 1965. He then coached the Richmond Reserves between 1966 and early 1969. John achieved the outstanding record of 56 wins and 2 draws from 70 games.
Under his guidance the reserves went through the 1966 season undefeated eventually winning the Grand Final thanks to a late goal by a young Royce Hart. They were also runners-up in 1967 and 1968 to North Melbourne and Essendon respectively. In 1967 he was awarded Life Membership of the Richmond Football Club. He resigned as Reserves coach in early 1969; however remained on the selection committee until 1980. A former policeman, he later ran a newsagency in Belgrave and now lives in the southern suburbs. His is the father-in-law of former Richmond player Matthew Wall.
Trafalgar 1947-48, Games 35 ( Honours - Central Gippsland League Best & Fairest 1947 ).
Sale Captain/Coach 1957-59, Games 60 ( Honours - Premiership 1957, 1959, Best & Fairest 1959, League Captain/Coach 1957-59 ) ; Mornington Captain/Coach 1960-63, Games 65 ( Honours - Premiership 1960, Best & Fairest 1960 ) ; Dormant Senior Coach 1964.