Inaugural coach Andrew Gower has called it quits on the Greater Northern Raiders after bringing in the Cricket Tasmania expansion team's program in its first two years.
But the men's head coach still wants to be involved in a working capacity at the club.
Gower only stepped aside from his job for family reasons, citing a desire to watch more of his daughters, aged 15 and 13, play their sports.
"It would be nice to be able to get along and have a look at them playing tennis and netball, and not be rushed to get off to cricket," he said.
"It's that time now I give a bit back to my family. They've watched me be involved in cricket for a lot of years."
Gower has stood out for "maybe two seasons" since making a teenage NTCA first grade debut at Mowbray just on three decades ago.
The 46-year-old coached at Legana, Launceston and back to Mowbray until being appointed at the new club.
"I want to be involved still, but I just can't do that Saturday game day stuff where you have to travel a lot and be with the boys basically for 24/7 - I just can't," he said.
An away trip to Hobart can take in excess of 18 hours.
"When I get up, my girls are still in bed and when I get home, they're probably in bed. It just doesn't sit well with me now," Gower said.
Gower spoke to the club's committee to explain he was not giving up on the Raiders.
The Premier League rookies have won just six times in 36 appearances and took out the wooden spoon after only the two wins this summer.
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"We've done a lot of hard yards and I still want to be involved in some way shape or form," Gower said.
"It's just a matter of what that looks like. I don't mind working an occasional game day because I would like to stay on as an assistant coach or even help out in Devonport if that is the way it looks."
That could entail Gower travelling from Launceston to take more regular training sessions with its North West-based players should a vision of his come to fruition.
Gower said he would not mind having a say in the interview process to decide on the right person for the role.
"That would be advantageous to be involved in the selection of a coach," he said.
"Whether it should be a one person or a two-person job, I'm not really too sure."
Gower was full of praise for a number of his assistant coaches and has nominated Roger Brown or Nick Hayes as genuine candidates, but did not rule Sheffield Shield winning-coach Tim Coyle out to take over after being in a director of coaching role.
Other names mentioned were Darren Simmonds and Robert Stewart to jump from the Raiders women's side.
"We've got to think of the longevity of the person in that role, but what they bring to the table too," Gower said.
"I am of the opinion a playing coach would be fantastic - to have a marquee player."
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