Rhiannon Cuomo has always aspired to coach Port Fairy’s top netball team.
Her wait is over after being appointed open division coach for the 2019 Hampden league season, replacing Sarah McCorkell.
Cuomo, who returned to the club last season as division one coach, said the time was right to take the reigns.
"Having Megan (Titmus) there and then Sarah (McCorkell) I was just sort of waiting for my time I suppose and my opportunity, and lucky enough it has come up,” she said.
"I wanted to first of all find my feet at the club again and have just been really enjoying it, particularly this year.
"It is something that is another challenge, as you get comfortable with the girls that you have, so you get some new girls and then obviously to step up to that next level is a bit more high intensity and a bit longer in the quarters.
"But I am really excited about it and hopefully I can keep the success rolling."
Cuomo, who led the Seagulls to the last two division one grand finals, said she would introduce a new game style.
"I concentrate a lot on the defensive end because in order to make good scores you have to get the turnovers, so I think it starts defensively across the whole court,” she said.
"And in turn being a defensive player I do a lot of research in relation to attacking to try and also get that balance.”
The club also confirmed 2016 premiership player Renae Taylor as division one coach for next season.