CDHBU has reappointed Mick Collins for a fourth season.
Collins co-coached alongside Jeremy Stevenson for two years before taking charge of his home club outright this season.
"Mick is a very good fit for our footy club," club recruiting manager Paul Rippingale said.
"He is a very popular figure around the place.
"As a footy department we locked in Mick early to give everybody concerned a head start for next season.
"Traditionally we have never appointed a coach until after Christmas which we now realise is not ideal.
"But with Mick committing early, it gives us the opportunity to get out and have a real good look at recruits and see who is available."
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The Power have found the going tough this season with one win to sit second last after finishing ninth last year with a 6-12 record.
Co-coach Stevenson was their biggest loss over the summer.
The departure of Shannon Broadbent, Liam Butler, Jason O'Rourke and Liam McDonnell robbed the Power of depth.
The biggest positive this season has been youngsters like Kane and Ryan Mills, Andrew Phibbs, Tom Webb and Jesse O'Donoghue have gained further senior experience.
Rippingale said a high-profile assistant coach was high on the recruiting wish list.
"We feel we have got some quality kids who have now nearly got 50 games under their belts," he said.
"So we have to look really hard to find an assistant coach that is going to give Mick some support as well as some A-grade talent.
"If that player so happens to fit the bill, who knows what might happen down the track.
"Maybe if he was interested in coaching the following year, we might look at that.
"But our main priority is trying to support Mick as much as we can on and off the field.
"Because we are mindful he has got a young family as well."
Rippingale said Billabong Crows are a perfect example how quickly fortunes can change.
The Crows have emerged as the surprise packets to sit fourth after finishing tenth last year.
"If you put the time into your locals and attract some quality recruits, anything is possible," he said.
"The Crows prove that."
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