SOUTH Bendigo Football Netball Club legend Peter Tyack is tackling a new role at the Bloods.
Tyack spoke on Tuesday about being the newly-appointed development officer and coaching co-ordinator at the clubr.
The gun rover is one of the most decorated players in Bendigo Football League history.
Tyack's run of more than 250 games at South Bendigo included nine senior grand finals - four of which were premierships.
He also played in a premiership at Sandhurst and is a member of the BFNL Hall of Fame.
An incredible on-field career included winning a Michelsen Medal, the senior best and fairest, and Symons Medal as the league's under-18 best and fairest.
Tyack was a senior coach at the Bloods and was assistant to Rick Coburn in South's run to the grand finals in 2009 and '10.
"This role is an exciting challenge," Tyack said of working with all the club's coaches.
"We could be fielding at least nine teams next season."
He was approached by long-time clubmate and now general manager Mal Balnaves about helping the club's drive toward a more professional approach.
One of Tyack's most immediate tasks is signing a senior coach since Rick Coburn has taken on a new role with AFL Central Victoria.
"Rick Coburn has done an amazing job as senior coach," he said of the past seven seasons.
"We have already spoken to a few prospective coaches."
Tyack said his role was not just about success at the highest level, but right along the club's pathway.
"Development of coaches and players is really important in achieving success," Tyack said.
Part of that process will be monthly coaching sessions and working on ways to improve and strengthen skill-sets.
South Bendigo's most recent grand final victory was the Peter Curran-coached team, which included Tyack, in 1994.
"The past few years we have been thereabouts," Tyack said of two grand finals in the past five seasons.
A triple club champion at the Bloods, Tyack is determined to see the club's fortunes rise, on and off the field in 2014 and beyond.