By Lethbridge Herald on January 10, 2017.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks soccer teams are bidding farewell to one familiar face on the bench, but bringing in another familiar face.
The Kodiaks announced on Monday that Mike Racz, who has been head coach of both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s teams, is stepping away from the Kodiaks to focus on career commitments.
Taking over the coaching reins for both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s teams is Sean Carey, who coached the womenâ€™s team for two seasons in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Racz had been a fixture at the college for eight years, first as an assistant coach with both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s soccer teams, then as the head coach of the womenâ€™s team for five seasons from 2012-16.
For the past two years, he added the menâ€™s head coaching duties to his resume.
Racz was named Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division womenâ€™s Coach of the Year in 2013-14 and led the menâ€™s team to an ACAC silver medal in 2015-16.
Carey has coached at all levels in southern Alberta and made a lasting impression during his first tenure with the Kodiaks, having won the ACAC South Division womenâ€™s Coach of the Year award in 2010-11.
In 2014 and 2015, he coached the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s teams for the Alberta Major Soccer Leagueâ€™s Lethbridge FC clubs, winning the menâ€™s regular season title in 2014.
Most recently, he has spent each of the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns menâ€™s team.
The Kodiaks will host a pair of identification camps in April for prospective players, with the menâ€™s session April 1 and the womenâ€™s camp April 2.
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