Dunnstown senior coach Glenn Wilkins will lead the Towners for a third year in the Central Highlands Football League.
Appointed at the end of 2019, Wilkins has only been able to coach 12 games in two years due to COVID-19.
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He told The Courier he was always keen to return and hopefully coach a full season.
"I've only coached 12 games in two years so I feel as though we've got a bit of unfinished business," he said.
"Hopefully next year with a full season, who knows, hopefully we'll continue to improve and remain in the top echelon which is where we need to be.
"I feel as though I haven't really had a good run at it, there'd be a few guys in the same boat, you sign up at the end of 2019, it doesn't seem that long ago, but it's ages."
Dunnstown improved significantly in 2021, climbing from ninth into fourth and looking poised for a deep finals run.
The task of repeating this effort will become tougher next season as opponents come into the year aware of the Towners' capabilities, but the campaign has been helped by the re-signings of some key stars.
Captain Ben Collins, Mitch and Will Henderson, Matthew Bulluss, Josh Renga, Angus Thompson and Brayden Leonard have all re-signed.
"That's my priority first of all is to retain the nucleus of the group, which we've got," Wilkins said.
Some key players have departed the club, however.
Ruckman Rylan Rattley has stepped away from footy.
Thomas Botter has left the club to move interstate for work.
Marc Peduto, who lives in Melbourne, has decided to play closer to home.
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