Former Ulster star Chris Henry will be head coach at Malone next season.
The 24-times-capped Irish international and Belfast Telegraph columnist will take over from Paddy Armstrong, who has led the Cregagh Road club to the second tier of the All-Ireland League.
"I am delighted to be involved with such an ambitious rugby club next season and really excited to be working with a talented group of young players," said Henry. "I am also looking forward to working with assistant coach Josh Pentland, who has done a great job at Malone over the last number of seasons.
"Now my own playing days are over, this gives me a fantastic opportunity to throw myself into coaching and stay involved in the game I love.
"It's been a pleasure to get to know Paddy Armstrong and his team over the last two seasons. He is extremely well respected and has been pivotal to Malone's recent successes.
Updated 12:02 - 13 Mar 2019 by Stephen Barbour
"I thank him for the time he has given me, and wish him and his family all the best."