IT'S the end of an era at the Comboyne Tigers with coach Troy Bell stepping down from the role.
Bell has been a part of the club for eight years and has led the team to three grand finals, winning two.
It's a far cry from the shape the club were in when he first took on the role back in 2007.
It's fair to say as a most part, the Tigers had been making the numbers up in the Hastings League competition for some time often being on the wrong end of cricket scores.
In his initial years at the club, Bell was not only the coach but doubled as the captain.
The tough as nails playmaker steered his team around the park, leading by example.
Eventually he retired from playing to concentrate on the coaching role.
"It was always the plan to just get the team up and running and get a few more players to the club to take my role on the field," he said.
"I managed to do that and ever since we've been able to get some really quality players to the club so I haven't needed to play.
While it wasn't overnight success, Bell transformed the once easy beats into the form side of the competition for the last few years.
"The first year I coached, we didn't play in the finals but we have every year since," he said.
Bell said he couldn't fully walk away from the club that he has come to love and said he would still remain a part of it in one form or another.
"It was just time for me to step down and spend more time with the family," he said.
"I'll still be involved in the club here and there and I'll help out where I can.
"It's been a great club and I've really enjoyed my time there."