Tom Eckel will once again lead the Stawell Warriors senior football team.
The football club announced Eckel's appointment, with Jay Moody by his side as an assistant.
Eckel coached the senior team in 2017 and rejoined the Warriors in 2019 after a one-season stint with SANFL club Glenelg in 2018.
"I am excited, definitely keen to do it again," Eckel said.
"I didn't think it would happen this quick but after we reached out to get someone new there wasn't anyone around who could commit fully.
"I was approached to do it again and the boys were happy with that so I thought why not take it on."
Eckel said in the short time he had to think about taking on the role, he felt confident in saying yes.
"I think I will be a little more relaxed about how I approach the role this time as I think I've matured a bit," he said.
I certainly learnt a lot playing in the SANFL, but I also wouldn't have taken on the role if I knew the support from the club wasn't there.
"We've got a pretty good setup with the football department and the committee, the club is in a really good place."
Football director Shane Field said Moody proved to be a fantastic pick up for the club in 2019.
"He has been through the VFL system with Geelong and had expressed his interest in always wanting to move into coaching," he said.
"It was just a matter of getting him into the club, playing a season and getting to know the players."
Field said the duo's young age was a consideration when selecting the coaches.
"We are looking to have someone who's a bit more experienced on the bench in 2020," he said.
"We're also looking into the possibility of getting a mentor to help guide the boys through the season."
A number of potential candidates were looked into for the roles, but Field said he felt the right choice was made.
"Tom has been part of our football department for the past few months and had been in the back of my mind during our search," he said.
"It's tough out there when you are looking for a coach and one who can commit to the role.
"A lot of people work shift-work and a lot have kids. It wasn't the right time for a lot of people we approached."
Field said conversations were beginning behind the scenes to replace the five players the Warriors lost the Ararat Eagles.
"It's a matter of replacing those players and re-jigging the side a little bit," he said.
"Hopefully we can sign some recruits up in the next few weeks."
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