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Gyau and Mulrooney take over as head coaches
August 29th, 2014 4:05AM
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[COLLEGE MEN: New in 2014] Former U.S. internationals Phillip Gyau (Howard) and Richard Mulrooney (Memphis) are among new men's head coaches for the college season that kicks off on Friday. Less than three weeks before the start of the season, Paul Holocher, another former U.S. international, resigned as coach at Cal Poly.

Gyau is returning to his alma mater, replacing Michael Lawrence after a 1-17-0 season.

Mulrooney was an assistant with the Tigers when he was hired to replace Richie Grant, who left to take over at Bakersfield.

-- Less than three weeks before the start of the season, Paul Holocher, another U.S. international, resigned as coach at Cal Poly to a new role as director of development with Maui United Soccer Club in Hawaii. Assistant coach Phil Ruskin was named interim head coach at Cal Poly.

2014 Men's Coaching Changes:
Belmont out: Earle Davidson; in: Bryan Green (Drexel associate)
Cal Poly out: Paul Holocher; in: Phil Ruskin (Cal Poly assistant)
Cal State Fullerton out: Bob Ammann; in: George Kuntz (UC Irvine)
CSU Bakersfield out: Simon Tobin (San Jose State); in: Richie Grant (Memphis)
Eastern Illinois out: Adam Howarth; in: Mark Hansen (Eastern Illinois GK coach)
ETSU out: Scott Calabrese (FIU); in: Bo Oshoniyi (Penn State assistant)
FIU out: Kenny Arena (LA Galaxy assistant); in: Scott Calabrese  (ETSU)
Howard out: Michael Lawrence; in: Phillip Gyau
Jacksonville out: Ryan Pratt; in: Mauricio Ruiz (UCF associate coach)
Loyola, Md. out: Mark Mettrick; in: Steve Nichols
Memphis out: Richie Grant (CSU Bakersfield); in: Richard Mulrooney (Memphis assistant)
San Francisco out: Eric Visser; in: Eddie Soto (UCLA assistant)
San Jose State out: Gary St. Clair; in: Simon Tobin (CSU Bakersfield)
SIU Edwardsville out: Kevin Kalish (SLSG MO TD); in: David Korn and Brian Jones
UC Irvine out: George Kuntz (Cal State Fullerton); in: Chris Volk (UC Irvine assistant)
Note: Veteran coaches Sam Koch (Massachusetts) and Logan Fleck (Stetson) died within a day of each other this summer. Devin O'Neill is the UMass interim coach. Indiana assistant Ernie Yarborough is the new Stetson coach.


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