June 13, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Peye Garcia has been named Associate Head Women's Soccer Coach at Loyola College, head Coach John Byford announced today. Garcia, who served as assistant coach to Byford the past two seasons, will resume Associate Head Coach duties immediately.
"In the two years that he's been here, he's benefited the program tremendously," says Coach Byford. "He's one of the best young coaches in the country and could have gone elsewhere. I'm pleased to keep him at Loyola and the foreseeable future."
In two seasons with the program, Garcia has helped Loyola to an overall record of 25-12-1 with two regular season MAAC titles in which Loyola posted a 17-1 record against conference foes.
Prior to Loyola, Garcia spent two seasons as an assistant coach at St. Joesph's. There, he helped the Hawks to the most wins in school history in 2003, their first ever appearance in the A-10 quarterfinals the same year and the conference semi-finals in 2004. Before coaching at St. Joe's, Garcia spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the men's soccer squad at Delaware. He has also worked as a part of the Region I Olympic Development Program since 2003 and has been the Under-14's Eastern Pennsylvania State Coach since 2004.
Garcia played at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a two-year captain and earned all-conference selections in 1997 and 1998. After leaving UMass, Garcia spent a season playing professionally with both the Delaware Wizards (1999-00) and Western Mass Pioneers (2001).
"I'm excited for the opportunity to stay at Loyola," says Garcia. The program has a bright future and I want to be a part of it. I'm thrilled that Loyola wants me to be a part of the team as well."