John Kennedy snr has been awarded one of the game's greatest honours, becoming the 29th Legend in the Australian Football Hall Of Fame. 

Kennedy is just the fourth coach in history to receive Legend status.

After three premierships as a coach at Hawthorn, 'Kanga' joined North Melbourne in 1985, coaching the club across five seasons.

He took the club to finals campaigns in 1985 and 1987, along the way coaching the likes of John Longmire, Wayne Carey, Matthew Larkin and Wayne Schwass. 

Kennedy coached North 113 times between 1985 and 1989. 

John Kennedy career record

Coached 412 games for Hawthorn and North Melbourne: Hawthorn 299, North Melbourne 113
Played 164 games and scored 29 goals for Hawthorn: 1950-59
Hawthorn Club Captain: 1955-59
Hawthorn Club Best & Fairest: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954
State Captain of Victoria: 1957
Played four State games for Victoria
Three-time VFL/AFL premiership coach: 1961, 1971, 1976
Two-time Night premiership coach: 1968, 1969
Coach of Victoria: 1973
Hawthorn Team of the Century: 2001 (Coach)
Inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996 (Coach)
Inducted into the Hawthorn Hall of Fame as a Legend in 2003
Chair, AFL Commission: 1993-97