PHIL Butsch will take the reins of the Horsham Saints senior football side in 2014.
The 2012 Toohey Medallist will step up to the job after former coach Brendan Broadbent stepped down after the Wimmera Football League grand final due to work commitments.
Saints president Roger Sordello said he was delighted to have someone of Butsch’s calibre put their hand up to coach.
“Phil displays everything you want as a leader,” he said.
Alexander McCrae will be Butsch’s assistant coach.