Graeter Western Sydney have confirmed a pair of additions to their coaching staff, with former Essendon players James Hird and Dean Solomon joining ex-teammate and Giants caretaker coach Mark McVeigh's team.
McVeigh has been appointed as GWS' senior coach on an interim basis following Leon Cameron's resignation, with the club now looking to bolster their coaching department to aid the Giants assistant.
Hird will step into an "expanded role" with the club after joining the Giants as a leadership advisor earlier this year.
The Bombers great stood down from his senior coaching duties with Essendon in 2015, with the Giants his first return to the coaching landscape since.
Solomon joins the Giants after a previous stint with the Gold Coast Suns, where he stood into a caretaker position following Rodney Eade's departure in 2017.
“As we head into the next 13 weeks, it’s a great opportunity to have Dean and James join the club’s coaching department," Giants football boss Jason McCartney said.
“They’re both obviously close with our interim senior coach Mark McVeigh and jumped at the opportunity to support him, our coaching group and the players over the remainder of the season.
“They both bring a fresh perspective and new ideas and we’re excited to have them join the GIANTS.”
Both Solomon and Hird will work in paert-time roles with the Giants, resigning in northern New South Wales and Melbourne respectively.
McVeigh is anticipated to lead the 2-7 Giants for the remainder of the season following Cameron's decision to resign last week.