Redruth have confirmed that former player Steve Larkins will become their new head coach for the 2014-15 rugby campaign.
The Cornish club, who are hoping to retain their place in National League Two South, have been searching for a successor to Ashley Morcom, who will step down at the end of the season.
Larkins played for the Reds as well as Cornish Pirates and Mounts Bay, while his coaching career has seen him work with Cornwall’s county sides at both youth and senior level.
Truro college lecturer Larkins guided his students to victory in the Daily Mail Under-18 Cup at Twickenham in 2009, working alongside current Exeter Chiefs skills coach Ricky Pellow.
Larkins, who has also coached Tribute South West One West side Camborne, said: “I am really honoured to be coach of Redruth next season.
“Redruth has some real quality players who I am really looking forward to working with. These are exciting times for the club with changes on and off the field.
“The Redruth supporters are always very loyal and are Redruth’s 16th man and they deserve a brand of rugby which is exciting and entertaining to watch.
“We are already looking forward to the 2014-2015 season.”
Redruth host Ampthill and District at the Recreation Ground tomorrow.