Meander Valley Suns will have a new senior coach next season, with Damien Rhind stepping down at year's end.
The club announced on social media last week that the search for a new coach had begun, with Rhind describing his three-season stint at the helm as "interesting and challenging".
But he couldn't be happier with where the club is now.
"The first year there was quite a bit going on, on and off the field, at the football club and we faced challenges there," he said.
"We moved through those challenges in the first year in 2019 ... and the club was heading in a good direction and as we know, COVID-19 hit last year."
The Suns were one of four division one sides to opt in to the NTFA Shield, something Rhind said brought the basics back to football, with no monetary payments enticing players.
"It really just came down to the fact that the people who were there loved playing football and they were there because they enjoyed each other's company every week.
"The group came together really well and we've looked to build on that this year, really building that one-club culture between the women and the men's teams.
"I feel like the club is in a pretty good spot at the moment, certainly on and off the field in terms of culture, so it's really got a solid foundation for anyone to come in, put their stamp on it and bring three or four players in to take it to the next level."
Rhind, who is in his 40s, confirmed he won't be continuing in a playing capacity at this stage, considering retirement after over 20 seasons in senior football.
Starting his career in Nyah West, Rhind played with Terang Mortlake in Western Victoria's Hampden League, also playing in Queensland before making the move to Tasmania.
He has coached Scottsdale, Perth and Meander during his decade in the state and admits it will be difficult to fill football's gap in his life.
"When it's been such a large part of your life for over 20 years, senior football, and then you put the 10 years of junior football in there as well, that's a long time and it's a lot of people you've met along the way and a lot of learnings, not just football-wise but life-wise."