DENNINGTON coach Darcy Lewis will lead the Warrnambool and District league club for a third season.
Dogs president Peter Lock said Lewis accepted the position earlier this week.
“He’s happy to go around next year,” Lock said.
Lock said Lewis had proven himself as a capable and respected coach.
“His leadership has been fantastic and the way he plays the game lifts the team,” Lock said.
“Over the two years he’s grown into the role with each game.”
Lewis said he was eager to take Dennington one step further after a narrow preliminary final loss this season.
“The way the season went and the way the season finished off inspired me to do it again,” he said.
Lewis said he originally had some reservations about coaching for a third season, as he thought advertising for a new coach could bring another important on-field leader to the club.
“Quite a number of players came to me over the weekend after the final saying they wanted me to coach again and that gave me more confidence,” he said.
Lewis said the hard work would start shortly.
“The main aim is to keep everyone and at this stage that is looking fine,” he said.
Dennington reserves coach Joel Barclay will also coach again.
“He is so good to work with,” Lewis said.