Assistant coach Adam Schneider will depart the club to move out of the AFL industry.

Schneider, who joined the club ahead of the 2018 season, is moving to Albury with his family to take up a local coaching opportunity.

The former Swans premiership player joined the club as NEAFL coach before taking over as an assistant coach, focusing on the backline.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity the GIANTS gave me to coach at the elite level and I’ve loved my time working with such a great group of players,” Schneider said.

“Spending so much time away from home over the past two years was difficult. After some careful thinking, the time is now right for me to move out of the industry and begin the next chapter with my family.”

GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney thanked Schneider for his contribution to the club.

“Adam, like all our players and staff, sacrificed a lot in his dedication to our football program, particularly over the past two years,” McCartney said.

“His genuine care for the players and love of the club was consistently evident.

“We wish Adam and his family all the best with their move to Albury.”

The GIANTS will now begin the process to look for Schneider’s replacement.

A new coaching structure will see Mark McVeigh move into an elevated role, also responsible for team defence, with Amon Buchanan taking over midfield coaching duties. 

Shane Mumford is the ruck coach, also responsible for stoppages, with Steve Johnson continuing as forwards coach.

The GIANTS’ first-to-fourth year players return to pre-season training on November 29 with the full group to return on December 6.