Culcairn is believed to have appointed the youngest A-grade netball coach in Hume league history.
At 18-years-old, Gab Gibbons will lead the Lions in the upcoming season.
It marks the teenager's first senior netball coaching job, having previously played one A-grade season with Howlong.
Gibbons has athletics coaching experience and is presently studying a dual diploma in sport and leadership management with the Richmond Institute.
She's set to tackle the role of playing coach when the Lions take to the court.
"It was kind of a shock when I was asked but I thought I'd just jump right into it," Gibbons said.
"Originally I wasn't going to play due to uni and work, but I thought I may as well.
"I thought it was a win-win situation, I love playing netball and I'd be getting some hours up through coaching and could explore where it goes.
"It's a really good environment to play netball."
Culcairn netball coordinator Lisa Roberts said she was impressed by Gibbons' maturity, with her now the youngest A-grade coach the club has seen.
"She had impressed me from day dot just watching her on the court," Roberts said.
"I thought she was a lot older than she is just from the way she speaks to the other girls and is so encouraging all the time.
"We thought why not give her a go.
"I think she's going to do a great job."
Youth will be a major focus for the Lions this season, who will have a completely different side to that of 2019.
With four players making the move to Ovens and Murray netball with Wodonga Raiders, the club will have many young faces lining up in the senior team this year.
"It's a bit of a rebuilding year for us," Roberts said.
"We're getting all of the young girls in there and giving them a go."
Culcairn will take on a strong Jindera line-up in the first round.