The Cal Poly men’s soccer team filled an assistant coaching position with a familiar former Mustang after his predecessor moved on to an international opportunity.
The school announced Wednesday that assistant Ziggy Korytoski — who helped lead Cal Poly to its two best Division I seasons in his only two years with the team — left the program to accept a managerial and development role with Antigua GFC in Guatemala.
Concurrent with the announcement was news that former Mustangs defender Brian Reed — who also assisted head coach Paul Holocher from 2006-2008 — is taking Korytoski’s spot.
Reed was a three-year starter, two-year captain and 2003 All-Big West Conference first-team pick in his Cal Poly playing career. He spent last season under former U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson at GSI Soccer Academy in Agoura Hills.
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“We are really happy for Ziggy. He is a terrific coach and this opportunity to lead a professional club on the international stage is not something that a lot of American coaches have yet achieved,” Holocher said.
“Brian has a great rapport with the players and enjoys developing athletes. As a former Cal Poly player, Brian knows what it means to put on the green and gold uniform and represent this great school.”