Barnawartha has opted for co-coaches next season.
The Tigers have appointed Danny De Marte as co-coach alongside Peter Cook.
Cook led the Tigers into the grand final last year but wants to share the load next season with increasing work commitments.
"It's been a tough year for everybody with COVID-19 and all the restrictions," Cook said.
"But surprisingly I work in construction and we have been flat out and it's not unusual to rack up 60 hours a week.
"So I went to the club and suggested that we may be better off with co-coaches.
"We did look internally first but a lot of blokes are similar to me and are flat out with work and family commitments.
"So we put the feelers out and Danny was keen to have a chat and it all sort of fell into place from there."
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De Marte previously coached Barnawartha from 2010-12 before he was replaced by premiership coach Mark Saru.
He signed as Corryong coach this season where he previously played in 2017-18 including the Demons 2017 flag triumph.
"Danny couldn't commit to Corryong next year with the uncertainty surrounding the league," Cook said.
"He is also expecting his first child before next season.
"I think together we will make a good team and the initial feedback from the players has been really positive.
"Danny is obviously well known within the playing group after being a previous coach and player.
"We will be able to share the load as far as recruiting, meetings and training.
"It allows us to tinker with a few things without making wholesale changes that sometimes happen with a new coach."
Cook said he was confident of retaining the majority of the list.
Defender Matt McLinden has relocated to Darwin but could possibly return mid-season next year it the Tigers are a flag threat.