Hartley has hired coaches for its boys and girls soccer teams.

Justin Alexander, a 2012 Hartley graduate, has been named boys coach. He replaces Chris Kowalski, who stepped down after a 12-year tenure during which he guided the Hawks to a Division II district title in 2015 and district runner-up finishes in 2009 and ’16.

Jennifer Moore, a 2010 Hartley graduate, has been named girls coach after serving as an assistant the past four seasons. She takes over for Andrew Jahahn, who stepped down after three years as coach but will remain with the program as an assistant on Moore’s staff.

The boys team finished 6-10-1 this fall. Hartley went 103-96-18 and reached at least a district semifinal five times during Kowalski’s tenure.

“I decided to step down in large part due to wanting to spend more time with my family,” Kowalski said. “My children are at an age where they’re getting heavily involved in multiple sports and activities and I’m looking forward to not only attending more of their events, but also coaching them as well.

“I’m so proud of coach Alexander. I had the unique opportunity to both coach and coach with Justin. I’m looking forward to continuing to help him grow the program and make it one of the best in the state. I’m also really excited to continue to watch our current players work hard to become the best versions of themselves.”

The girls team finished 5-7-4 this fall.

Moore was a defender in 2007 when the Hawks reached a district final for the first time in program history under former coach Keith Scarlett.

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