Rochdale have brought in Bernhard Hirmer as their new goalkeeping coach following the departure of David Lucas to Birmingham.
Hirmer, 44, was at Stockport last season and was called into action for the first team in a 5-0 defeat at Southport in March.
However, he will only be a coach at Spotland.
Dale boss John Coleman told the club's official website: "He's got a tremendous outlook on football and a great deal of passion. It is refreshing to work with someone like that."