HENTY captain Heath Ohlin will coach the Swampies next season.
After spending the past nine years at the club, the midfielder will take on his first senior coaching position when Joel Price steps down.
"When Heath first came out to Henty we were struggling and he's done pretty much everything at the club since except for being coach," club president Nathan Scholz said.
"He's virtually been an assistant-coach, captain or in the leadership group from day one.
"Heath has enormous respect at Henty and was a very popular choice among the players and supporters.
"He will do a great job."
He's been an assistant-coach, captain or in the leadership group from day one.Nathan Scholz
Ohlin, who is a multiple best and fairest winner, has played 165 matches for Henty and was best afield in the Swampies' 2014 grand final victory over Rand-Walbundrie.
He joined the club from Barnawartha in 2011 and previously had stints with Wodonga and Wodonga Raiders.
Ohlin also has a strong background in basketball, playing for the Bandits as a youngster.
Star full-forward Damian Cupido is yet to indicate if he will be staying for a third season at Henty or moving on.
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Price is weighing up his coaching future after spending the past two seasons at Henty with the Wangaratta-based veteran firmly on the radar of several Ovens and King league clubs.
The Swampies will need the cards to fall their way in the final two home and away rounds to sneak into the top-six.
They are two points behind sixth-placed Holbrook and take on CDHBU and Billabong Crows in the run home.
Ohlin's signing comes only days after Howlong signed up North Albury's David Miles as coach.