Lachlan Stevens has quit WA cricket and will return to his native Queensland - where he played Shield cricket between 2005 and 2007.
The WA Cricket Association has been dealt another blow this morning with the resignation of Warriors and Perth Scorchers head coach Lachlan Stevens.
Stevens this morning announced today's one-day match at the MCG would be his final game in charge.
The resignation comes a little more than a week after captain Marcus North stepped down from his top posting with the side, following a controversial night out in South Africa that saw Mitch and Shawn Marsh lose their spots in the Scorchers side.
Stevens has advised the WACA of his decision now to not seek re-appointment for both roles when his contract expired at the conclusion of the 2012/13 season and has decided to resign immediately.
According to a statement from the WACA, Stevens will be returning to his native Queensland.
"It was humbling to be given the chance to coach the Warriors and Scorchers and I thank the WACA as well as the players and staff for their support during my time here, especially in the past 12 months as head coach," Stevens said in a statement.
"I was fortunate to come to Perth two-and-a-half years ago to assist Mickey Arthur, and I could not have asked for a better mentor. It was an honour to work alongside him and I cannot thank Mickey enough for his guidance and friendship during our time working together.
"It has been terrific to work with Christina Matthews and Ben Oliver from an operational point of view and I thank them both along with Adam Griffith, my assistant coach for the past year. I have really appreciated his input and work ethic.
"From a cricket point of view, I also thank Sam Gannon and Dennis Lillee for their personal and professional support during my time at the WACA. They have both helped me tremendously while I have been in Perth.
"While the start of this season has been extremely challenging for all involved with the Warriors and Scorchers, I believe the past couple of seasons have been very rewarding and feel confident that we have laid foundations for a bright future. A fresh coaching structure and new programs will ensure a greater depth of State squad going forward.
"The timing of this announcement is not ideal during a season, but it was only fair for the WACA to begin the search for a permanent replacement since my future intentions have become clear.
"I am indebted to the WACA for the opportunity I have had at the helm of WA cricket and I wish everyone involved great success."
WACA chief executive Christina Matthews thanked Stevens for his dedication to WA cricket in his nearly three years in the state.
"The WACA appreciates the manner in which Lachlan has conducted himself in regards to his intentions for beyond this season and we wish him all the best for the future," she said.
"We will begin the task of assessing options for the position of head coach with both the Warriors and Scorchers as a matter of urgency."