2018 will unveil a raft of changes at the Werribee Football Club, but the position of senior coach will remain the domain of John Lamont.
President Martin Carter made the announcement after a board meeting unanimously endorsed the appointment.
“John is the right man for the job as our club heads into a challenging and exciting phase of its history," said Carter.
The board is committed to providing every support to John as we work towards club, team, and personal success.”
Lamont enters his fifth year in the job as the club severs ties with North Melbourne and becomes - for the first time since 1999 - a standalone VFL club.
The 1993 Werribee premiership player is excited.
“I am still very passionate about the club and about coaching," said Lamont.
"I am humbled and privileged to be a coach, full stop. But this opportunity is a new frontier.
"I think the continuity is good for the players too. We still have some very important games to play in the next few weeks, and that is the focus right now.”