Midfielder Lochy Dornauf will coach Deloraine in 2020 after club legend Brad Powe wrapped up his third stint at the helm on Saturday.
Arriving as a 26-year-old at the start of the year, Dornauf was unveiled as coach at the club's best and fairest dinner on Saturday night.
Powe said he would stay on to support his successor.
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"He's a Deloraine boy but he's been in Victoria the last eight years playing footy over there," Powe said.
"He came back this year and he's one of the best players in the competition, he's a really good age to take over the job.
"When I first took on the job we spoke about me being a three-year plan - coaching for two years and handing the reins on if we found someone within that three-year period and I'd stay on and support them next year, which is what I'm going to do."
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A 300-game player, Powe inherited the NTFA's wooden spoon holders in 2018 and has made steady progress, finishing eighth in the past two seasons.
Powe said he had relished another chance to coach the club.
"The opportunity to be a part of the young blokes' lives and creating a really good culture, I think that's the part I've really enjoyed," he said.
"I can see that definitely the boys are committed for the next couple of years and I think next year with the appointment and a little bit of improvement we should probably play finals footy."
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