Jenny-May Coffin will go from player to coach in the ANZ netball Championship next season.
Coffin has been confirmed as the assistant coach at the Northern Mystics for 2011.
In a well sign-posted move, she'll step into Debbie Fuller's position, with Fuller taking on the head coaching role.
Te Aroha Keenan stepped down as Mystics coach after guiding the team in 2010 to fifth equal on the ANZ Championship ladder
Coffin played for the Mystics this season under Keenan but mainly off the bench.