RECENTLY retired North Ballarat skipper Marc Greig has been appointed an assistant coach at the Roosters for next season.
The three-time premiership player will also play in the Ballarat Football League with North Ballarat City when that does not clash with his VFL commitments.
The 209 senior VFL game player joins his former captain Shaune Moloney as new assistant coaches at the Roosters under senior coach Gerard Fitzgerald.
"I had a very good relationship with them from a coach to player perspective and now I'm looking forward to having a very good relationship with them from a coach to coach perspective," Fitzgerald said.
"I started coaching Shaune Moloney in 1998 and I started coaching Marc Greig in 1999.
"Shaune finished up in 2010 so I coached him every year he was here and, what makes it special, when you coach a player for so long, you develop a close relationship with them.
"Because those two boys played in each of those premierships, particularly the first one I got to experience first hand the strength of their character and the strength of their leadership.
"Both were given positions of responsibility in their latter years and it was then I saw significant coaching potential in both of them."
Greig has already been an assistant coach, as a player in the past two years. While that was a secondary role to his playing, it will become his primary role from next season.