BALLARAT Swans have appointed experienced CHFL coaches Adam Sewell and Shane Skontra to their coaching panel.
Sewell returns to the Swans as senior assistant coach after two years at the helm of Newlyn in the Central Highlands Football League.
He will work alongside Ash Baker, who coached the Swans for the first time this year and has been reappointed for another two season.
Skontra, who coached Waubra to two CHFL flags, takes on the role of director of coaching and player development with the Ballarat Football League club.
Sewell, 28, played in Ballarat's 2008 premiership and is a two-time best and fairest with the Swans.
He was assistant to Shane Hutchinson at the Swans in 2011 before his return to home club Newlyn.
Skontra, 36, returns to a club role a year after stepping away Waubra.
He took Waubra to two premierships in two stints as coach after playing with East Point in the BFL.
Skontra led the Kangaroos to the 2006 CHFL premiership.
He took two-year break from the job at the end of 2007 and took Waubra to a second premiership in 2011 before stepping down at the end of last year.
Skontra has coached the CHFL representative squad for the past two years.
Skontra fills the position initially held down by the legendary John Northey at Ballarat.
Swans president Shane Manley said the club was delighted to have a person of the calibre of Skontra on board.
"The club is working hard to set itself up for the challenges of being successful in a very strong Ballarat Football League over the long term," he said
Manley said Sewell was a highly respected player and leader who was an integral member of our club for many years.
"We are delighted that he has decided to return.
"With 95 per cent of our playing list having personally committed to next year, and with the addition of Shane and Adam, we are already well on the way to achieving our recruiting objectives in this off-season," Manley said.