After losing its senior coach to Sunbury, Bacchus Marsh has picked the man to take it forward for the next two seasons.
Two-time premiership coach Peter Davey has been given the task of leading Bacchus Marsh for the next two years in the Ballarat Football League.
The Geelong-based Davey takes on the non-playing role after coaching Woden to an AFL Canberra premiership in 2015 and Banyule to a Northern Football League division 3 flag in 2017.
He led Banyule to a NFL division two preliminary final this year.
He fills a vacancy left by 2016 premiership coach Travis Hodgson, who is coaching Sunbury next season.
Bacchus Marsh president Adam Sutherland said Davey, 39, had outstanding credentials.
“He comes highly recommended.
“He has a genuine passion and a great deal of enthusiasm for coaching, leadership, and a healthy and inclusive sporting community.”
Sutherland said Davey had not long moved with his family to Geelong and had stepped down at Banyule owing to the increased travelling required to fulfil the role.
He said he had sourced Davey via a friend and made the initial approach with a cold call.
Sutherland had been keen to remain in coaching and just missed out of landing a job in the Geelong region.
Davey takes on Bacchus Marsh after a highly successful three-year stint.
As well as taking the Cobras to their first BFL flag two years ago, Hodgson also reached last year’s grand final. Bacchus Marsh again played finals this year, but lost an elimination final.