Seminole hired St. Petersburg Catholic coach Gary Kolb to take over its girls soccer program, Warhawks athletic director Tom Scott said.
Kolb replaces Steve Kuplicki, who retired after coaching soccer in the county for 32 years, including the past 24 with Seminole’s girls.
Kolb coached boys soccer at Largo before becoming the Barons’ girls soccer coach in 2007. Two seasons ago, Kolb guided SPC on a remarkable run to the school’s first state final appearance. The Barons entered the district tournament with a losing record that season before reeling off six straight wins, all via shutouts.
“We had a lot of interest in this job,” Scott said. “Gary just seemed like the right fit for what we wanted with the program.”
Kolb will be an off-campus coach. He takes over a team that made the state semifinals in 2010-11 and the region finals last season.
“It’s a great opportunity to be a part of program with so much tradition and talent,” Kolb said.