Ziggy Korytoski will lead the Chattanooga Red Wolves SC as head coach in the team’s fifth season of play in the United Soccer League’s League One.
“Korytoski has a record of leading teams to championships,” says Sean McDaniel, president and general manager of the Red Wolves. “We’re ready for him to take the reins as we look to win the USL League One title in 2023.
Korytoski comes to the Red Wolves with an extensive coaching career in Central America, Asia and the U.S.
Korytoski spent several years leading Guatemalan side Antigua GFC, where he took over in 2009. During his time with Antigua GFC, he led the team on a 27-match unbeaten streak at home.
During his watch, he also lifted the side to become league champions of the Apertura tournament and Clausura Tournament in 2010 and 2011.
Additionally, Korytoski has served as the head coach for Guatemalan first division side Deportivo Coatepeque, where he saved the club from relegation.
In Asia, Korytoski spent time at the helm of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Men’s and Women’s National Team.
He met his wife, Mayumi Ando, with whom he has two children, Kaisei and Mariana, in Asia.
In the U.S., Korytoski has served as the assistant coach at Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo, San Diego State University and Harvard and as the head coach of Albion SC in San Diego.
“I’m eager to get started in Chattanooga and guide this team at a pivotal time,” says Korytoski. “We’ll build on its run up to the final and continue to engage the fans who have cheered the Red Wolves toward victory.”
Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Korytoski earned a degree in political science from Saint Leo University in Florida.
The selection of Korytoski comes as the Red Wolves parted ways with former coach Jimmy Obleda last month.
The club’s assistant coach, Jimmy Weekley, served as interim head coach and led the team to the USL League One Championship Final for the first time in club history.
Source: Chattanooga Red Wolves