Bryan Mulvany has been named Grove City High School boys soccer coach.
The 2005 Grove City graduate will lead the program in which his father, Bryan, a 1979 graduate, and his brother, Brandon, a 2010 graduate, also participated.
Mulvany was an assistant the past four seasons under coach Jamie Dato, who resigned after six seasons to spend more time with his family.
“I have been around the program for a long time and I’m excited about the opportunity ahead,” Mulvany said. “If I just make the kids into good soccer players, then I haven’t done my job. We want them to be good students and (good) members of the community as well as being good soccer players.”
This past season, the Greyhounds finished 10-7-1 overall and placed second (5-1-1) in the OCC-Ohio Division behind Gahanna (7-0).
Grove City will be losing 12 players to graduation, but Mulvany said the program has several talented, young players who are capable of filling the void.
“We lost a lot (of seniors), but we have some players who can really do well next fall,” said Mulvany, an Ohio Northern University graduate. “We have a lot of work to do, but the cupboard is far from bare.”
Among the top players expected back next fall are junior defender Garrett Wise and junior midfielder Kevin Hull. This past season, Wise was named first-team all-league and Hull, who had eight goals and three assists, was second-team all-league.