LOCKHART coach Nathan McPherson has stepped down.
McPherson, who had just one season in charge in his second stint at the helm, has cited increasing work commitments for his decision.
The former Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong player had the Demons in the top-six for the majority of the season before the club stumbled in the run home.
They dropped their last five home and away matches to fall to ninth position on the ladder.
"'Poke' (McPherson) has a lot of respect at the club and would have gone on but he's got a growing business and it was going to be too difficult," club spokesman Ian Pertzel said.
"He's done a great job this year."
Lockhart has joined Osborne and Rand-Walbundrie-Walla in the market for a senior coach while Culcairn is yet to publicly declare its plans for next season.
Heath Ohlin (Henty) and David Miles (Howlong) have recently been appointed.