Foley falls on his sword
The Waratahs will have a new head coach next season following Michael Foley's decision to leave the Sydney-based franchise.
After making the finals in 2011, the Waratahs finished 11th this season, winning just four games and losing their last eight.
"I'd like to thank the organisation and team for their support throughout my time here, particularly over the past season," said Foley, after handing in his resignation.
"While it's been a challenging season for everyone, being involved over the last four years has been extremely rewarding, particularly being part of a team that was able to play in two finals series.
"I believe that the squad and organisation has the potential to turn it around and I wish everyone the best for next season."
The Waratahs Rugby Board will now oversee the process of appointing a new head coach.
"We firmly believe that this position is a highly sought-after role and will begin the appointment process with immediate effort," said Al Baxter.
Foley's departure comes just a day after the resignation of chairman Edwin Zemancheff and a week after Waratahs team manager Chris Webb left the province.