May 04, 2019
Five Towns College Athletics has named James Pyatsky as the Women's Soccer Head Coach, effective immediately. He will take over for Tom Williamson who will be moving on to another coaching position.
"Tom made a very positive impact starting our women's soccer program," stated Athletic Director Matt Guercio. "We appreciate everything he did and wish Tom and his family nothing but the best."
Pyatsky joins the Sound after working as an Assistant Coach for the St. Joseph's College men's soccer team for the past three seasons. In this role, he was responsible for administrative tasks including compliance, itineraries, and budgeting. Additionally, Pyatsky helped with recruiting, training, and player performance. He helped lead the Golden Eagles to three consecutive conference tournament appearances.
"I am thrilled to have James come in and lead our soccer program", said Guercio. His commitment to success, both academically and athletically, along with his unwavering passion for student-athlete development, is visibly evident. We are very fortunate to have him."
Pyatsky is currently the Director of Operations and Head Coach for Cantera Futbol. This organization trains players aged 7-18 years old and guides youth athletes into international and collegiate programs. Previously, Pyatsky spent three seasons as a coach and trainer for the Auburndale Soccer Club. During his time with Auburndale, he coached a U-16 team at the Youth World Cup in Sweden, and a U-17 team at the Danish Cup.
"I would like to thank Athletic Director Matt Guercio for giving me this opportunity to build the women's soccer program at Five Towns College. When touring the campus, I felt the dedication and investment that Five Towns provides for its student-athletes. Our staff is comprised of excellent coaches whom I can't wait to learn from and enjoy this journey with. With their support, I know we will be able to build something special at Five Towns College."
A former NCAA Divison II goalkeeper, Pyatsky was a four-year member of the University of New Haven Chargers men's soccer team, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Pyatsky earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from LIU Post, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Health & Human Performance from Concordia University Chicago.
The women's soccer program will begin preseason training on Monday, August 19th. They will kick off their inaugural season on Saturday, September 7th in a home fixture vs. SUNY ESF.
All prospective athletes should email Coach Pyatsky at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the Prospective Student-Athlete Form.
What they're saying about James Pyatsky…
"Congrats to Five Towns College and James Pyatsky! I was fortunate to work with James at the collegiate and youth level for many years and without doubt James will have great success at FTC. James has great experience identifying players and developing them on and off the field. I know he will continue his strong work ethic and desire to build a new program from the bottom up." - Alex Mendolia, Sky Blue FC, Assistant Coach
"Five Towns hired an individual with a great desire to make a positive impact in soccer when they chose James as head coach. James was critical in the culture building and raising of standards in our program at St. Joseph's, and demonstrates sincere interest in the growth of all his players. I value the contributions he's made at St. Joseph's, and more importantly, the friendship we developed through our work together. James will work tirelessly to build a well-respected, competitive program at Five Towns, and play a positive role in the development of every person that comes through his team." - Jason Orban, St. Joseph's College, Men's Soccer Head Coach
"I have had the pleasure of knowing James since he was a standout high school recruit goalkeeper from Garden City, New York. His ability to be a leader, personable and driven has brought him success during his time at the University of New Haven and recent college coaching positions." - Marco Da Fonte, andGO Sports