Kukucka to Coach at Urbana High School
Hagerstown, Md. - Former Hagerstown Community College men's soccer player and volunteer assistant coach, Brian Kukucka,has recently been named Head J.V. Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach for Urbana High School.
Kukucka, a 2013 graduate from Frostburg State University, played goalkeeper for the Hawks for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2010, team captain Kukucka, was ranked 9th in the nation in saves with a career-high 131. He helped the Hawks earn their first ever national ranking, when they were ranked #17 in the nation. He also posted five shutouts, while being named to the NJCAA Division I, Region XX All-Tournament Team and the NJCAA Division I, Region XX All-Star team.
During the 2009 season, he recorded six shutouts and was named Second Team NJCAA Division I All-Region XX, as well as Honorable Mention All-MDJUCO,NJCAA Division I Region XX All-Tournament Team, and Team Newcomer of the Year. He finished his career with a 1.36 GAA, while making 253 saves, and winning 22 games.
Kukucka returned to HCC for the 2012 season and helped coach the Hawks to their best season in program history, when they finished 13-7-1.
An Urbana High School graduate himself, Kukucka will be responsible for the Junior Varsity Team while also serving as an assistant to the Varsity squad. In 2012, the Urbana J.V. team finished 8-1-3, while the varsity experienced one of their best year's, finishing 17-1-1. Along the way, they were Frederick County Boy's Soccer Champions, MVAL Piedmont Conference Champions, 3A West Region Champions, and 3A State Finalists.
"We are very proud of Brian and his accomplishments and we wish him the best of luck with this opportunity," mentioned Head Coach Brian Eichelberger. "Brian is very passionate about the game and the student-athletes at Urbana will thrive under his guidance."