Longtime Coosa High soccer coach Randy Vice is returning to once again lead the Eagles as head boys coach for the 2016 season. Vice started the soccer program at Coosa and was instrumental in the rise of high school soccer in Floyd County. He was the first coach at Coosa and led the program to the position as a perennial power in the area during his 25 year tenure. Vice’s record is 217-120-16 at Coosa.
2015 Coach Ruben Maldonado resigned his position as head coach for personal reasons to devote more time to his family. Maldonado had a very successful season at the helm of the Coosa program finishing with an 8-2 record. In addressing the team, Maldonado told his players that the decision was best for his family. He added, “You guys are family but your true family has to come first". Maldonado thanked Trevor Hubbard, principal at Coosa and Coach Vice for helping with the transition. Maldonado will continue to teach Spanish at Coosa High.
Coach Vice will be assisted with the Eagle soccer program by former Armuchee girls soccer head coach Ben Windom. Coach Windom took the Armuchee girls to the Sweet 16 in the state soccer playoffs and also served as an Armuchee assistant under boys coach Don Bettler.
Vice addressed the team during his introduction as the new head coach. He said, “Coach Maldonado is an outstanding coach who has just modeled for you the role of a man, father, and husband. I look forward to coaching again, especially with Coach Windom, however, I wish it were under different circumstances."