Waratahs are on the lookout for a new coach after Michael Davis decided against a fourth season at the helm.
Davis has had varying coaching roles with the club since arriving in 2018.
He and Angus Stevenson combined to lead the club's second grade to an undefeated premiership in their first season before the pair stepped up to the top job.
Once again they tasted premiership in 2019 before going down in the 2020 grand final to Wagga City.
Davis then took over the role in his own right this year.
However he hasn't committed to a fourth season in first grade.
Instead he's looking to prioritise his family commitments.
"I've had a bit of time and made the decision I would step away from it for a little bit," Davis said.
"I've got family commitments that are ramping up a lot more with growing kids so I thought I'd be better off removing myself and letting someone take over.
"I'm going to miss it and hopefully I've left the club in a good spot."
Waratahs finished second on the ladder before COVID ended the chance to play finals.
Having the two seasons interrupted by the pandemic has been disappointing, but Davis is confident there is plenty to look forward to.
"It was disappointing that 2020 had half the contingency and then the way that this year finished," he said.
"When you've got a chance to get into the grand final and see what happens it is disappointing but I'd rather look at the positives.
"We've got a great group of guys, we've had an influx of the Fijians, which is great for the club, and there were some really positive parts to the year.
"If we can focus on that it is better than dwelling on COVID."
Waratahs have advertised their three men's coaching positions.