Glenn Morrison has added Wayne Godwin as the third member of his coaching staff for the new season.
Godwin will combine his playing role with that of coach alongside Morrison and assistant Damien Gibson
Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said: “Wayne has a long-term aim to get into coaching and as a senior player and club captain he is already heading down that route.
“Adding him to the coaching team will directly involve him with the planning and video review work.
“He will also run his own drills in the training sessions and help with the overall development of the squad. We are hoping this will help fast track Wayne into a coaching role when he finally calls time on a long and distinguished playing career.”