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Anatol named head coach at Stony Brook

Posted Feb 18, 2011 by Adam Adkins

Updated Feb 18, 2011 at 06:27 PM

University of South Florida men’s soccer assistant coach Ryan Anatol was named the new head coach at Stony Brook on Friday.

Anatol served under USF head coach George Kiefer for the last six seasons as an assistant and recruiting coordinator. During that time he helped the Bulls make five NCAA Tournament appearances and land six recruiting classess ranked in the Top 25 in the country by College Soccer News.

“I am truly honored for the opportunity to be the head men’s soccer coach at Stony Brook University,” Anatol said in a statement. “My family and I are excited to be moving to Long Island, and I am looking forward to working at such a fine academic institution, building a program that the community will be proud of and leading it to success on and off the field.”

Anatol also was a former soccer player at USF from 1997-2000, and helped the Bulls win consecutive Confernece USA crowns in 1997 and 1998.

Anatol replaces Cesar Markovic, who resigned his position in January after seven seasons to take over the program at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

“Amongst his peers, Ryan has been voted one of the top assistant coaches in the country for the last three years now, and that’s an honor he has rightfully deserved. I value everything he’s done here at USF, and he was a big part of how we have become a program that consistently reaches the NCAA Tournament,” Kiefer said in a statement. “He’s going to be a great head coach, and he’s going to be a great fit at Stony Brook University.”

Anatol is the second USF soccer assistant to leave for a head coaching job in the past month. Women’s assistant Adam Sayers, who served on Denise Schilte-Brown’s staff the last two seasons, was named the head coach at East Tennessee State University.

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