Coast And MB Mutiny Strengthen Relationship
Dateline: Sunday March 31, 2013
Coast FA and the Myrtle Beach Mutiny have taken several steps over the last few months to deepen their relationship. Mutiny team owner Trym Hogner has hired Coast Directors of Coaching, Joel Banta and Ross Morgan to lead the squad in their second season of NPSL League play. Pat Piscitelli was named Sporting Director for the club and will also serve as the goalkeeper coach." It took me a year or so to learn the lay of the land for soccer in Myrtle Beach and hiring DOCs from an established youth soccer club will add stability and professionalism in year two for the Mutiny" said Hogner, a native Norwegian. "The coaches have finished tryouts and have assembled our First Team roster at this point and we are excited to add a Reserve Team this year. The tryouts for the Reserve Team are April 20th and we hope to have many current and former Coast players attend" added Hogner.
The Mutiny home matches will be played at massive Doug Shaw Stadium and the recently completed Ashley Booth Field. The recent installation of next generation field turf at Ashley Booth coupled with the closer seating areas for the fans will provide an exciting atmosphere for the matches." We are in hopes that the entire Coast family gets behind the Mutiny this year by coming out to the games. Our relationship with the Mutiny will add another level of soccer for our community" said Banta. Sharing a coaching staff between Coast and the Mutiny certainly has its advantages and should help galvanize the Strand's soccer community as a whole. Coast offers two Rec Leagues starting at U4, select teams from U8 - U18 and is home to the GSS Grand Strand Soccer League for adult play." Strengthening our relationship with a Pro club is a natural progression in our vision of offering cradle to the grave soccer options for our community. It also creates an avenue for our high level players to potentially extend their careers. Helping the Mutiny be successful will benefit everyone involved in soccer at the beach" said Morgan.