Coast FA Acquires Myrtle Beach Mutiny NPSL Team
Dateline: Friday January 3, 2014
Something very noticeable will be missing from the Myrtle Beach Mutiny sideline this May when the team kicks off their third season on the Grand Strand. The team's larger than life Norwegian owner Trym Hogner has reluctantly sold the team to Coast FA . "After an agonizing back and forth month I have come to the realization that I can no longer devote the needed time and energy that the team deserves due to my business in Norway. I have a deep passion for the game and especially the Mutiny which I started in 2012. Turning the club over to the guys at Coast FA gives me peace of mind that what I created will be cared for and made even better in the years to come" said Hogner.
Mutiny Sporting Director Pat Piscitelli has been with the club since day one and will stay on to run the day to day operations of the club and provide continuity from the two previous seasons." We will miss Trym's passion but I feel confident that we can build on our success in year three. Having the support of the Myrtle Beach based Coast FA Board of Directors is a very comforting feeling. The Mutiny will benefit greatly from the financial stability provided by Coast and allow us to create a long range plan for the team. Now that everything is finalized we will announce our 2014 coaching staff in a few days" said Piscitelli.
Coast FA Executive Director Heyward Gulledge added " we do not see a need to make major changes in how the team will operate moving forward this season. We plan to keep the Myrtle Beach Mutiny name and uniforms this year and play our home matches at Ashley Booth Field.Tryout dates are being set and everyone at Coast is excited to be taking on a larger role with the Mutiny.We will forever be thankful to Trym for starting his NPSL franchise here in Myrtle Beach and see this as an opportunity to fulfill our mission to provide an additional level of soccer for our community.