Tasmania coach Adam Griffith says relinquishing the state's Sheffield Shield team will give him more headspace to manage the state's overall program.
South Australian Jeff Vaughan was unveiled as the state's new longer-form coach on Thursday and fronted media alongside his superior on Friday.
The change will see Vaughan take greater control of team selection and tactics while Griffith is freed up to work more closely with new high performance manager Simon Insley.
"Something I've been thinking about for a while here is one of my passions is not only developing players but developing our staff as well," Griffith said.
"The right time was now to have a chat about it and it developed into Jeff taking over the Shield team.
"What it allows me to do is get my head up out of the reeds a little bit at times."
Griffith said the 2018-19 campaign had been a long and tiring one despite the Tigers making both the one-day and four-day finals.
"This tweak to the system has given me that extra bit of energy again now," he said.
"It's been a long couple of years and you've got to try and reinvent yourself as much as you can over time and this is just another chance to do that."
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Vaughan arrived at the Tigers in winter two years ago and is well-respected among the playing group.
The 45-year-old ex-Redback said he was keen to get started.
"It's a wonderful opportunity and I was very excited when Griff offered me the opportunity to do it," Vaughan said.
"It's been part of my objectives as a coach to one day fulfil a head coach role if and when the right opportunity arose.
"I'm really lucky to be in a wonderful set-up here in Cricket Tasmania and we've worked incredibly well over the last couple of years, so everything has lined up really well and I think the opportunity and timing is spot on for me personally."
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