RICK Coburn has been appointed the new coach of the Bendigo Pioneers.
He takes on the role following the past three-and-a-half years in the position of AFL Central Victoria football development manager.
Coburn previously coached South Bendigo for seven seasons in the BFNL and had a two-year stint as inter-league coach of the Heathcote District league.
Coburn takes over as coach from Brett Henderson.
Full story to come.