Glenn Wilkins will stand down as East Point senior coach at the end of the Ballarat Football League season.
Wilkins is hoping to end a three-year stay at the Eastern Oval with a third finals campaign.
The Kangaroos stayed in the hunt for sixth position with a crushing 92-point win over fellow finals aspirant Melton on Saturday.
Wilkins believes the time is right for him to move on and take a break from coaching – something he has been doing for the best part of two decades.
He said he was confident he was leaving the Kangaroos well placed, with a solid senior list and impressive group of emerging youngsters at junior and under-18.5 level.
“I’m comfortable with the position the club’s in.”
Wilkins, 43, was initially appointed for two years with an option for a third.
He took up the option, but says he now wants to devote more time to his family and his teaching career.
He said coaching at this level had become more and more demanding, with him saying he spent more than 30 hours a week on the role – much more than he started his coaching career.
East Point football director Gary Wilson said it had been Wilkins’ call to stand aside.
“We’ve been rapt with him. He’s built a solid base.”
Wilson said while the vacancy would be formally advertised, the Kangaroos had already been in contact with candidates and were ready to begin an interview process.
He said Wilkins’ decision to make the call before the end of the season would help the club make an appointment early in the off-season.
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