LEE ST HILAIRE has left the Giants.
The 39-year-old former hooker has stood down as the club's Senior Academy coach and first-team staff coach in order to pursue new career opportunities.
His departure brings to an end a 20-year association with his hometown club - the last six as a coach.
While the club begins the search for a new coach for the Senior Academy, St Hilaire is now looking forward to watching the club in Super League action without all the usual matchday pressures.
"The decision to resign has taken weeks, such is my love and respect for the Huddersfield club and the people there," said St Hilaire.
"I have been associated with the club for almost 20 years and it will always remain a part of me.
"I would like to thank the people of Huddersfield who have supported me over so many years, and particularly chairman Ken Davy.
"I, like them, look forward to watching the club continue to move forward.
"My intention now is to take some time out before choosing my next career move."
Whoever takes over from St Hilaire has a hard act to follow.
Over the years he has helped play a major role in the development of many junior players at the club.
And Giants head coach Jon Sharp was full of praise for the work put in by his former assistant.
"I would like to thank Lee for all his hard work and support in my two years at the club," said Sharp, who hands temporary charge of the Senior Academy to Andy Proctor and Wayne Stead.
"I wish him well in the future."