NIGEL Kol says it is an honour to coach the club where he played in successive premierships during the early 1990s.South Warrnambool yesterday appointed the 47-year-old former Melbourne and Geelong footballer to replace joint coaches Stephen Kelson and Danny Finn, a week after Kol expressed an interest in the position.His appointment was confirmed at a committee meeting last night in a process laced with feel-good vibes for both parties."The biggest plus is it's like going back home," Kol said."They're a tight-knit club and it is an honour to be coaching them."Even though this has just happened, it's amazing how many people have already welcomed me back with open arms."South president Gary Walsh was equally upbeat.He said Kol rapidly emerged as the prime candidate."After speaking to Nigel Kol and seeing the direction he wanted to take the club...he was the obvious choice," Walsh said."He was a very courageous player at Melbourne and Geelong, playing under Ron Barassi and John Northey."He is a former premiership player and a motivator at the club in the early '90s, when South had success under Noel Mugavin."The most appealing (quality) was that he had two years coaching in the HFNL."We think he has a lot to offer as a quality leader and a quality person with his football background."Kol played two games with Geelong in 1983 and 28 with Melbourne from 1985 to 1987.A former physical education teacher, he moved to Warrnambool with twin brother Michael to run the Grand Hotel and the talented footballers were recruited by South Warrnambool. Kol had three memorable seasons with the Roosters, including premierships in 1990 and '91 and runner-up in 1992.His first coaching appointment was in 2005-06 at rival club Warrnambool.Kol said he enjoyed the role and its challenges."It doesn't matter which club you go to, the people you work with are selfless and I look forward to that," he said."Now my job is to get the right people around me. Obviously they have a young list so it's about developing talent."I have things I would like to do and implement that will help the club become more focused about what it wants to achieve."