JAKE Myles has left the North Warrnambool Eagles to coach Portland's senior side in the Hampden Football Netball League.
The former-Eagles player and assistant coach will replace Portland's Jarrod Holt in the top job.
Last year Myles was touted to lead the Hamilton Kangaroos into its first HFNL season, after the amalgamation of former Western Border league clubs Hamilton and Hamilton Imperials.
The former SANFL and QAFL midfielder was rubber-stamped by an independent selection panel to coach the Kangaroos, but a surprise departure from Hamilton in January brought him the North Warrnambool Eagles as an assistant coach.
Myles was instrumental in the Eagles' mid-season turnaround and helped take the club to a preliminary final before it was defeated by eventual premiers Warrnambool.