He has no hesitation calling a spade and spade. He runs a tight ship..."- Redan president Garry Goyne
Jarrett Giampaolo will remain at the helm of Redan in the Ballarat Football League next season.
Redan and Giampaolo have agreed to another one-year contract.
Redan president Garry Goyne said the Lions were excited to be keeping Giampaolo in the senior playing coaching role.
The 200-game and three-time premiership player succeeded Brendan Peace as coach this season.
Goyne said Giampaolo had been a perfect fit.
"He's been an ideal conduit between the more experienced players and the youngsters who have come up from the under-19s over the past few years," he said.
Giampaolo has led Redan back into finals this season after a rare absence in 2018.
And Goyne has no doubt that no matter how far Redan goes into this year's finals series, it will be better next season.
He said this year was a stepping stone - laying the building blocks.
"We're looking to the future."
Goyne said was an excellent communicator.
He said as well as nurturing young talent, Giampaolo was forthright.
"He has no hesitation calling a spade and spade.
"He runs a tight ship and we've seen what that achieve," Goyne said.
Giampaolo said coaching had been an enjoyable experience in which he had learnt a great deal.
"It's been great fun. You learn on the go."
He said he would certainly be better for the experience in his second year.
Giampaolo said he knew the role would be a busy one, but had not realised how time would be required, given the needs in player management and welfare.
"It's up to you how much time you invest, but if you're going to get the results you want you need to put in the time."
Giampaolo said as well as the obvious objective of winning premierships, it was important to enjoy football and he had endeavoured to achieve this with his player group.
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