Former Cal Poly player Reed joins soccer coaching staff

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.

“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.”