SANDHURST hopes to announce its new senior football coach next week.
Shane Meade has signalled his intention to step back from the role, Dragons president Peter Watson said.
"He's expressed concerns about his ability to do it again with his other commitments," Watson said.
"We're therefore looking at all options.
"We'd love Shane to coach again...but it's likely his commitments - he's put a few on hold to do a job for us, which he's done well - he's unlikely to be able to juggle those again."
The Dragons are in advanced talks with several candidates.
None of the prospective coaches have held the reins at the Dragons before.
"We have a couple of options who have probably got more than one club to choose from, so it would probably be unfair to speculate," Watson said.
"We've got it down to about three or four options."
Watson admitted the coaching appointment needs a swift conclusion to give the Dragons the best chance to retain its players.
"The players all want to know that decision," he said.
"We have players that will look at other options depending on who coaches."
Meanwhile, Sandhurst is also on the lookout for a new A-grade netball coach.
Jannaya Webb has signalled her desire to hand over the reins after leading Sandhurst to a grand final and preliminary final in the past two seasons.