MARYBOROUGH has turned to two former greats to coach the Magpies in the Bendigo Football League next year.
Glenn Chadwick and Jamie Bond will coach the Magpies in 2014, taking over from Jeff Brennan, who has crossed to rival BFL club South Bendigo.
Both Chadwick and Bond played in Maryborough's back-to-back premiership success of 1998 and 1999, with Bond captaining both flags.
For Bond - pictured late in his playing career in 2007 - it's his third stint as coach of Maryborough, having previously led the Magpies during the mid-90s and early 2000s.
"We'll be looking to bring the young kids through," Bond, the BFL's 1996 Michelsen medallist, said on Friday.
"Hopefully, we can teach them a few things and get them up the ladder. I'm looking forward to it."
This will be Chadwick's first coaching stint.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge... it's something that will get me out of my comfort zone now that I've retired as a footballer," Chadwick said.
"We'll try to bring some new faces into the club and build from that."
Next year will be the second time in three seasons Maryborough has had co-coaches after Matt Aston and Joel Malone jointly led the Magpies in 2012.
Maryborough again endured a challenging season in 2013, with the senior side winning just three games - two of those by margins of one and two points - and finishing eighth on the ladder.
The Magpies last made the senior finals in 2010 and haven't finished any higher than fourth since their last premiership year in 1999.
One of the key challenges facing the Magpies heading into next year is getting their under-18 side reformed.
The club has appointed Peter Egan as under-18 coach for next season.