Greater Northern Raiders had one man on their radar to coach the club's inaugural women's campaign.
So when the powers that be got in touch, the seasoned Darren Simmonds did not hesitate to accept the role.
"I took the call and it just very quickly progressed from there," Simmonds said.
"I knew about the position that had only been put up days before and I certainly was interested."
The Riverside life member of 230 first-grade games, Simmonds will join Robert Stewart from the North West to co-coach the squad in the women's Cricket Tasmania Premier League this summer.
"So just pulling together a side from the region I think is going to be really exciting," Simmonds said.
"In those [representative] games that we've played the North West, I have seen the talent there as well.
Their female counterparts will travel a different path, playing 12 Twenty20 games and four 40-over matches.
Simmonds expects the competition to be tough after the rookies have been paired in the top division for the longer form of the game.
But the Raiders hope to bid with rival clubs to sign up two contracted Tasmanian Tigers each on Monday at Bellerive to bolster the squad.
"There is going to be challenges that come with that, but I think it's still exciting for women's cricket in this part of the state," Simmonds said.
"What it does is give a pathway to our aspiring cricketers from a young age to actually see a pathway through the junior programs and the academies into the Raiders with the opportunity to become first-class cricketers with the Tassie Tigers or the Hurricanes. That to me is a really good step forward."
Simmonds has already been working for Cricket Tasmania with their pathways and academy programs prior to his Raiders appointment.
So that exercise has Riverside's highest runscorer looking at the bigger picture.
"I got some ideas in areas that I think we can improve quickly in the skill sets, which will really help the players going forward and obviously to develop their games," Simmonds said.
The Raiders will hold an open tryout on Sunday in Launceston followed by another on the North West coast for interested players.