Hepburn's Shane Robertson and Jason Olver have stood down from their position as co-coaches of the Burras' senior side.
The news comes after a stellar 2021 Central Highlands Football League season where Hepburn finished second on the ladder with a 9-1-1 record.
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The reserves side also finished second with a 9-2 record.
Olver told The Courier it was the right time to step away.
"We're both in our 50s, there's a fair old age gap between us and the players and I think they just need a new voice as well," he said.
"I suppose in the end we'd just had enough, wouldn't say burnt out but ... they just need a new voice and new direction just to try and get to that ultimate prize that we're all striving for."
Robertson departs as one of Hepburn's most successful senior coaches in its history.
He led the Burras to premierships in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010.
Olver praised Robertson for his tenure at the club.
"He just completely changed the mentality of the place. We honestly thought we were pretty good back then in 2002 and 2003 and before 2000," he said.
"We were making finals but just could not make that extra step or two and he just showed us how to go about it if we really wanted to be successful."
Olver coached Hepburn to its 2017 premiership win over Beaufort.
Robertson praised Olver for his work.
"He's been enormous, he really has been the club," he said.
"To actually coach with him was an honour."
Robertson added that he was glad he joined Hepburn in the early 2000s.
"It was probably inevitable living in the area that is was going to happen at some stage so I was stoked in the end to end up at Hepburn and contribute to the success that they've had," he said.
Both have stepped away from coaching and returned in the past and admitted they would never rule out a return, but admitted they're looking forward to some time away.
"You never say never, but I'm at a tender age now where I think there's a lot of younger guys out there that can actually take over," Robertson said.
"They've got a good squad to work with and you'd be crazy not to step in while you can at the moment because it's a walk-up gift at the moment."
Olver echoed Robertson's comments.
"You never say never, but at the same time as I sit here right now I don't think I'll ever coach again, I've had my time in the sun doing that, just go on and do something else now, go watch Essendon ... just relax a bit," he said.
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