Former Bendigo VFL coach Shannon Grant facing 18 charges

FORMER AFL star and coach of the Bendigo Bombers, Shannon Grant, has been named as the man charged with multiple assault and criminal damage charges.

Police on Tuesday confirmed that a 40-year-old Highett man is facing 18 charges following an alleged "incident" at Highett in December, and is due in court on February 21.

Nine News named the former North Melbourne premiership player as the man charged, with the police action coming two days after Grant's shock resignation as an amateur club coach with St Kevin’s Old Boys.

Grant coached the Bendigo Bombers in the VFL for two seasons in 2010 and 2011, leading the team into the finals in both seasons.