The Mainland Tactix have appointed Marianne Delaney-Hoshek as their head coach through to the 2018 national netball season after former coach Sue Hawkins unexpectedly quit in April.
Delaney-Hoshek, who took on the head coaching role mid-way through the 2017 season, has signed on through to the end of next year's ANZ Premiership.
The Tactix are last on the Premiership table with just one win to their name this season.
The former Canterbury and Wellington goal attack said she was "passionate" about taking it further next season.
"I'm really excited to be able to build on the progress we have made in recent weeks," Delaney-Hoshek said. "It's definitely been a goal of mine and to come back to my netballing roots in a head-coach role is an exciting opportunity."
Delaney-Hoshek, who was born in Timaru, has been with the Tactix since 2015 as Assistant Coach and this season guided the Heller's Mainland Beko Netball League team into second spot in the national league, before taking over the head role with the Tactix in the ANZ Premiership.