North Launceston will wear black armbands in Saturday's home clash with Lauderdale to honour former coach Jeff Dunne.
A giant of the Launceston sporting and business community since arriving in the mid-1980s, Dunne died from a heart attack on Monday aged 64.
The St Kilda 100-gamer was a player-coach at East Launceston and South Launceston and helped begin the Northern Bombers' rebuild in 2011.
North Launceston president Thane Brady said Dunne had made a big impact during his season at the Bombers.
"Jeff was involved in our club as a player, father and coach. He was a terrific person to work with and highly regarded," Brady said.
"Jeff went out of his way to help the club out by assuming the head coach role during our rebuild.
"Prior to our breakout year in 2014 these were tough times for all involved at the club.
"The leadership Jeff provided was a critical piece in our journey back to being a successful club on and off field."