BALLARAT Football League is on the hunt for a new interleague coach.
Riddell District club Rupertswood yesterday unveiled retired Sunbury star Ben Jordan as its coach for the 2014 season, ruling him out of BFL duty next season.
BFL operations manager Aaron Nunn said he knew Jordan had been keenly looking for a club coaching position and that Jordan informed the league of his new appointment early this week.
The move is a homecoming for the 2005 Henderson medallist, who played his junior football with Rupertswood. Jordan retired as a player after the 2011 BFL grand final loss to Redan and set to work fine-tuning his coaching skills.
He had one year as BFL interleague coach, leading the league to a 23-point win against Bendigo in the AFL Victoria Country Championships in May.
In a statement released by Rupertswood yesterday, Jordan said he could hardly wait to get started in his new coaching venture.
“I was very excited by the challenge of coaching at Rupertswood ... having been a former player at Rupertswood, I am well aware of the culture, values and potential of the club and will endeavour to ensure we continue to grow and develop our talented playing group,” Jordan said.
“As a club, we need to set high standards and improve on a promising first year in the RDFL.”
The BFL will advertise the position and approach prospective candidates from later this month.
Central Highlands Football League is also looking for a new interleague coach to lead its campaign after Shane Skontra was appointed late last month as Ballarat Swans’ director of coaching and player development in the BFL.
He coached the past two CHFL interleague campaigns, including the inaugural interleague team of 2012.