Barnstaple embark on a new era when Redingensians visit Pottington tomorrow in the first round of National Three South fixtures.
Kevin Squire, who as coach and latterly director of rugby, has ruled the roost at Pottington for more than a decade has slipped into retirement.
It is hard to quantify what Squire did for Barum, but a thumbnail guide is he took them from Western Counties to National League and kept them there, which was probably the trickier part of that equation.
Steve Perry and Tom Skelding have been appointed as joint head coaches for the season ahead. Both were part of the set up last year as players and coaches. Now they are in charge.
The first thing the new management team have discovered is just how hard it is to keep the players you have and replace the ones you lose at Barnstaple's level.
Gone from last year are hooker Sam Roberts (Newton Abbot), No.8 James Comber (Bude), flanker Mike Sumner (retired), scrum-half Ben Vellacott (Wasps) and prop Joe Bustle (Taunton).
In come Glenn Cooper, an experienced front-row operator with bags of National League experience at Launceston, Redruth and latterly Taunton. Back row Scott Warren and scrum-half Callum Sumners have graduated from the colts with high expectations they will become permanent fixtures in the 1st XV.
Sumners will be competing with England Students' No.9 James Bath for the starting spot. Wing Ryan Brend is back from college and rejoined, John Down, a flanker or lock, has moved into the area having previously played in South Wales while studying at Cardiff.
Barnstaple finished tenth from 14 last season and were never in any relegation danger as the bottom three of Malvern, Oxford and Maidenhead had been cast adrift by Christmas.
Newton Abbot, fourth last season, go to Brixham in their opening engagement. Promotion is on the agenda at Rackerhayes, although the buzz is this year is about building a squad to do it next year.
There's certainly been plenty of squad building during the summer at Rackerhayes. Watch out for Kyle Browne, Lawrence May and Alex Smith as newcomers making a name for themselves.
Brixham start the season with injury problems and on the look out for new players to strengthen the squad.
"Our aim is to finish higher than we did last year when we were seventh," said coach Dan Parkes. "Top four is realistic, but we have to stay relatively injury free."