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Korytoski Named New Men’s Soccer Coach at UHH

June 12, 2012, 2:54 PM HST
* Updated June 13, 1:05 PM
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University of Hawaii at Hilo Athletic Director Dexter Irwin announced Tuesday the hiring of Jeffrey “Ziggy” Korytoski as the Vulcans new men’s soccer head coach, effective this coming season. Korytoski replaces Bryan Green, who spent two years as the head coach of the Vulcans.

Korytoski’s resume includes both professional and collegiate coaching jobs. He led Antigua GFC for two years, sporting a combined record of 38 wins, 10 losses, and 13 draws, leading to three cups and a league promotion. On the amateur side, he has served as an assistant coach at St. Leo University, Wright State, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,  along with a club soccer stint at Penn State, leading them to a club national championship.

“I want to develop a culture of execution, consistency and winning where guys enjoy being a part of the program,” said Korytoski in a statement. “People are going to see the integrity in which we will play. You don’t have to have all the money in the world to win … you just do things the right way and that’s what I hope to bring to Hilo.”

“This is a significant hire for our department and the soccer community,” Irvin said. “I am anticipating a rise in our skill level and overall quality of play and am very confident and excited to have a soccer coach of Ziggy’s caliber.”

Last season under Green, the Vulcans struggled to finish 2-13-2, with a 1-10-1 Pacific West Conference record, good for ninth place in the league.

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