NORTH Launceston has lost another dual premiership player with defender Geoff Mohr signing on as co-coach of NTFA club Scottsdale alongside former teammate Sam Carins for next season.
Mohr and Carins will replace Heath Fox, who reluctantly stepped down from the position because of family and work commitments.
Mohr is the third Northern Bomber to pull the pin on a State League career following the club’s back-to-back premierships, joining Andrew Cox-Goodyer and Josh Holland as departures.
Carins, 29, was assistant coach at Scottsdale this season, winning the club best and fairest.
He played alongside Mohr in Launceston’s 2006 NTFL premiership and a year later was a key player with the Tassie Devils in the VFL.
He spent three years in QFL representing Queensland before returning to Tasmania and playing for North Launceston where he also received a best and fairest award.
Mohr, 31, won two NTFL premierships with Launceston in 2006-07 and repeated the feat with North Launceston at State League level in 2014-15.
He spent a year with Scottsdale in 2009.
Mohr established a strong reputation in statewide ranks as a key defender and was always given the job on opposition teams’ number one forward.
‘‘Geoff and I have played plenty of footy together and we’re good mates,’’ Carins said.
‘‘Our views on the game are very similar, and we are looking forward to being part of Scottsdale’s revival which commenced this year.’’
Mohr said that after a long career at statewide level, he was ready to get involved in coaching.
‘‘I’ve been fortunate to play under some excellent coaches, and I’ll be bringing some of their ideas to the Scottsdale club,’’ he said.
‘‘I enjoyed my year there in 2009, and I’m impressed by the direction the club is taking.
‘‘Working alongside Sam is an ideal way to continue the next stage of my footy career.’’
Scottsdale president Cameron Moore said the club was thrilled to acquire Carins and Mohr as joint coaches.
‘‘Sam and Geoff are well qualified to carry on the great work commenced this year by Heath Fox,’’ he said.
‘‘They are highly respected in Tasmanian footy circles, bring loads of experience and most importantly are used to success.
‘‘Our club has achieved plenty off the field this year, and with Sam and Geoff at the helm we will be looking at playing finals in 2016.’’