AFC Emley have rewarded Joe Howson for his success with their development team by making him assistant to manager Darren Hepworth.
Howson, fresh from guiding his charges to the Galaxy Lancashire League East Division title, replaces Roly Lanes.
Former Pontefract Collieries boss Lanes, who arrived at Northern Counties East League First Division club Emley in September 2011, has left to pursue new challenges.
Patrick Piearcey will continue as head of player development while physios John Mason and Joanna Dickens are also committed for another season.
Howard Cartledge, whose Emley Under 19 side won this season’s Northern Alliance West Division title, will manage development team.
Cartledge, also the Golcar United manager, will be assisted by Shaun Kerry and Marcus Mitchell, who has just led Bay Athletic to the West Riding County Amateur League title.
The new Under 19 manager is Terry Dunne. He will be assisted by former Huddersfield Town player Rodney Rowe and Gavin Atherton.
All three come to the club from Huddersfield YMCA’s Under 19 side, who also compete in the Northern Alliance West Division.
AFC Emley chairman Nigel Wakefield said: “We wish to thank Roly Lanes for his efforts over the past few seasons.
“The club has a growing reputation for bringing talented youngsters through our three team set-up, and these changes show that principle also applies to the dug-out.”
First-team chief Hepworth said: “This is evolution not revolution. The opportunity has arisen to promote from within and we’re also promoting based on success.”
“Joe Howson has proved he is an excellent young manager. He was already attracting attention from other clubs but his heart is at Emley and we can’t wait to get stuck into pre-season.
“Howard Cartledge has done a tremendous job with our Under 19s. Assembling a squad within a matter of days is no mean feat but to shape one that won the league is simply outstanding.
“His move to the development squad is a natural progression and one that I have no doubt will be successful.
“Terry Dunne has been on our radar for a couple of seasons and I’m delighted he’ll be bringing Rodney and Gavin with him to Emley.
“Although the Under 19s have won three competitions in two seasons, the priority is first and foremost to bring through young local talent. Results and trophies are an added bonus.”