Apex Friendship (Apex, North Carolina), a program that just completed its first season, names Jamie Sliwa as its new head coach.
Sliwa won 131 games as the head coach at Durham Jordan (Durham, North Carolina) from 2004 to 2014. He spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Northern Durham (Durham, North Carolina).
Sliwa has a 141-95 career record entering the 2017 season.
Apex Friendship is coming off a 1-15 season as a first-year program, but the team’s roster was made up of freshman and sophomores. Freshman Zach Mullins led the team with 25 goals while sophomore Hunter Vaughan was second with 19.
The Patriots former head coach Scott Olive will remain as an assist coach.
In turn, Northern Durham promoted assistant coach Gordon Galloway to head coach.Submit a coaching change or list a coaching opening
|STATE||SCHOOL||OLD COACH||YRS||NEW COACH|
|Connecticut||Fairfield Prep (Fairfield)||Chris Smalkais||29||Graham Niemi|
|Florida||Barron Collier (Naples)||Trent Carter||5||TBD|
|Florida||Canterbury School (Fort Myers)||Dave Manzi||12||Trent Carter|
|Massachusetts||Martha's Vineyard (Oak Bluffs)||Chris Greene||8||TBD|
|Massachusetts||St. John's Prep (Danvers)||John Roy||22||TBD|
|Massachusetts||Triton (Byfield)||Sean Parsons||6||TBD|
|Maryland||Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda)||Charlie Horning||2||Scott Urick|
|Maryland||St. Maria Goretti (Hagerstown)||Keith Reitenbach||6||Ryan Beck|
|Michigan||Ann Arbor Pioneer (Ann Arbor)||Smith Atwood||4||TBD|
|Michigan||Brighton (Brighton)||Renn Moon||4||Jim Carl|
|Michigan||Forest Hills Central (Grand Rapids)||Jake Seiler||2||Patrick Clay|
|Michigan||Gabriel Richard (Ann Arbor)||Jim Carl||7||Sean Brosnan|
|Michigan||Holland Christian (Holland)||Steven Johns||3||Micah Kool|
|Michigan||Okemos (Okemos)||Shawn Grady||15||TBD|
|Michigan||Plymouth (Canton)||Brian Walsh||7||Ray Miller|
|Michigan||St. Mary's Catholic Central (Monroe)||N. Masuda||5||TBD|
|Michigan||University of Detroit Jesuit (Detroit)||Tom Shermetaro||2||TBD|
|Michigan||Walled Lake Central (Walled Lake)||Nevin Kanner||4||TBD|
|New York||Canandaigua Academy (Canandaigua)||Ed Mulheron||11||Deven York|
|New York||Yorktown (Yorktown Heights)||Dave Marr (sspd.)||13||TBD|
|North Carolina||Apex Friendship (Apex)||Scott Olive||1||Jamie Sliwa|
|North Carolina||Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw)||John Dodd||8||TBD|
|North Carolina||Northern Durham (Durham)||Jamie Sliwa||2||Gordon Galloway|
|Ohio||Dublin Coffman (Dublin)||Mark Forsythe||7||Shane Comisford|
|Ohio||Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard)||Kyle Olson||4||Adam Beasley|
|Ohio||Upper Arlington (Columbus)||Ted Wolford||25||Kyle Olson|
|Ohio||Westerville South (Westerville)||Mike Norman||4||TBD|
|Pennsylvania||Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square)||Andy Hayes||12||Chris Bates|
|Pennsylvania||Germantown Academy (Fort Washington)||Brian Grady||4||Billy McKinney|
|Pennsylvania||Lancaster Mennonite (Lancaster)||Brett Foote||2||TBD|
|Pennsylvania||Penn Manor (Millersville)||Ken Snyder||7||Zach Charles|
|Pennsylvania||Garden Spot (New Holland)||Chad Grimley||4||TBD|
|Pennsylvania||Mechanicsburg (Mechanicsburg)||Scott Brisbane||3||Anthony Natale (pending)|
|Pennsylvania||Ridley (Folsom)||Kevin Ellers||13||TBD|
|Pennsylvania||Wilson West Lawn (West Lawn)||Bill Hughes||4||Bill Waldron|
|South Carolina||Christ Church Episcopal (Greenville)||Shane LeCroy||5||Joe Cummings|
|South Carolina||May River (Bluffton)||TBD|
|Texas||St. Mark's (Dallas)||Francis Donald||3||TBD|
|Texas||Kingwood||Christian Arnold.||6||Jeremy Platt|
|Virginia||Bishop O'Connell (Arlington)||Ryan Beck||2||Kevin Giblin|
|Virginia||St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria)||Andy Taibl||10||TBD|
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