Huw Thomas has been appointed as the new director of rugby at Nuneaton RFC.
The 33-year-old player/head coach takes up the post with immediate effect following a committee meeting at Liberty Way earlier this week.
Thomas, who first joined Nuns as a player back in 2005, has served as head coach for the past two seasons following the departure of Phil Llewellyn to Hinckley. With 248 starts for the club under his belt, Thomas' playing and coaching commitments will remain unchanged despite the new job title.
"The new job will be for new time that I have," said Thomas. "It will not be a case of me doing more work in the same time.
"I coach four nights a week and I also do coaching in the day at King Henry's [King Henry VIII School] and at a couple of universities so I have the time to commit to developing all aspects at the club."
It has been a period of change for Nuns in the past month with chairman Mark Mitchell standing down and Paul Vowles vacating the director of rugby post.
"Paul didn't have the time to dedicate to the role any more as he runs his own business whereas I have the time free which I can dedicate to the club," added Thomas.
Huw Thomas is the new director of rugby at Nuneaton RFC
"It's going to mean a lot more work but it'll all be for the good of the club. We're lucky to have a great mini and junior set-up and we've seen many lads come through the system and play for the first team in recent years. We want more guys to make that step up into senior rugby.
"We need to continue to build on those foundations and hopefully now we can implement ideas that have come up in years gone by as I will have the time to dedicate to it."
Updated 13:59 - 18 Feb 2018 by Daniel Everett