It follows the departure of Eoin Kearns.
Former Emo player-manager Paul Lawlor is joining the Laois Senior football backroom team.
Lawlor will take over from the departed Eoin Kearns as a selector under Mike Quirke.
Kearns is taking over O'Dempseys for the upcoming season.
Former Laois star Lawlor is still involved with Emo, who will take part in the Laois Senior Football Championship semi-finals when the club season comes to a close.