Emily Browne has her heart set on taking her Cats one step further next season.
The Tallangatta and District Netball Association best and fairest winner and dual Toni Wilson Medallist has committed to coaching Rutherglen for what will be her second season in charge.
After the Cats lost in the preliminary final to back-to-back premiers Kiewa Sandy-Creek this season, Browne said staying to lead the side again felt like an easy decision.
"I've really enjoyed my last couple of years out in Rutherglen," Browne said.
"We'll see if we can take it a step further."
The former Lavington and North Albury star has enjoyed stepping into her first coaching role, while also still leading by example out on the court.
Browne will coach both A and B grades at the club, but will no longer have the assistance of mum and former Lavington co-coach Tracey Way next year.
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The talented midcourt player said she's enjoyed being able to pass on the netball knowledge she's picked up over the years.
"It's so many things, and rewarding is definitely at the top of the list," Browne said.
"Having the ability to try and pass on what I've been taught by my coaches in the past to players that are so eager to learn has been great.
"Especially at Rutherglen, they're just biting at the bit to learn, which is good.
"I've also learnt so much from the girls giving me feedback.
"It's helped me a lot in trying to effectively communicate and explain to them what I'm trying to do.
"You're just constantly thinking about netball."
Pre-season will commence for the club's netballers next week before breaking again for the Christmas holidays.
While some players are expected to depart the Cats' A-grade ranks next season, Browne is hopeful the side will be able to pick up where they left off.
"We'll be hoping to get a good core group back throughout the whole club with A,B,C and a few of the under-17's girls," Browne said.
"If we get that core group back then they've obviously been learning a lot of the same stuff.
"It would be nice to get a few younger girls through to A-grade and give them a chance.
"We'll just see who shows up."
Browne is one of several Tallangatta and District Netball Association coaches who have signed on again, including Kiewa Sandy-Creek's Kath Evans, Wahgunyah's Casey Parker, Mitta's Gabrielle Gray and Wodonga Saints' Gina Skinner.
The 2020 Tallangatta and District league draw is yet to be announced.