For the second year running, Wagga City will be coached by a man returning to the code after a stint in Group Nine.
Former Brothers player Ben Schreiber has been installed as the clubs coach for 2020.
Schreiber spent last season with Brothers, but has elected to return to the 15-man game.
With experience with Shute Shield club Southern Districts plus representing the Australian Defence Force, Wagga City president Dan Ribot is excited for what Schreiber can bring to the club.
"His time with the Army, along with his playing at Shute and internationally in sevens competitions, he's going to bring a lot that we've probably been lacking in more recent history in terms of what the coaches can bring with their external experiences," Ribot said.
"He's a good guy."
Schreiber replaces Gundagai premiership winner James Curgenven, who has moved away after one season as City's coach.
The Boiled Lollies had indicated they were looking for an international coach to come in for a non-playing role to replace Curgenven, but Ribot is confident Schreiber is the right man for the job.
"The key was we were looking for someone outside the club and in Ben we've found that," he said.
"We did explore overseas but unfortunately visa issues along with timing, as there was at least one who was keen but wasn't going to arrive until close to the season, it wasn't going to work.
"Ben was introduced to us by a friend of the club and it is hard not to be impressed with him."
Ribot believes Schreiber will bring a level of enthusiasm and professional that the team needs as they look to return to finals.
Nathan Honeyman also returns to the club in a coaching capacity.
Honeyman guided Wagga City to the 2016 grand final, where they were narrowly beaten by Waratahs, before stepping down weeks before the 2017 season.
Ribot is looking forward to having him back on board.
However personal commitments may limit his influence at stages throughout the season.
"He's a good tactician and is good at setting up programmes as a level 2 ARU coach and we will be looking to utilise his skill set whether he is physically there or not," Ribot said.
After going from preliminary finalists in 2017 to winless the following season, the Boiled Lollies just missed out on returning to finals.
Percentage proved to be difference between them or Albury making the top four but the club was one of only two sides to get the better of Waratahs as they went back-to-back.
Wagga City have already returned to the training paddock under Schreiber, the first of all of the Southern Inland clubs, in preparation for the season ahead.
It is expected the returning Southern Inland board while ratify the draw which will see the season start on April 4.
The 16-round season introduced this year is set to remain with the grand final penciled in for September 5 with two byes in the first four weeks.
The Boiled Lollies have locked in their coaching structure for all four grades.
Adrian Quilty and Tom Martin will be at the helm for second grade, Mitchell Andrews will coach third grade with Lance Power and Robert Cleland taking over the women's team.