Yuki Kariya joins the coaching staff as an assistant coach for his second season.
Kariya joined the staff as an assistant coach after serving as an assistant at Martin Methodist College for the past year. While at Georgia College, Kariya will pursue his Master’s of Education in Kinesiology.
Clark and Kariya have previous experience working together at Auburn University at Montgomery in 2011, where Kariya worked as a student assistant for the men’s soccer team while Clark was the head women’s soccer coach.
Kariya also has a depth of experience as a youth coach, working with the River Region Rapids, FC Torjager and Pulaski Soccer Clubs.
He currently carries a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 License, and recently earned a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License.
Kariya is a 2011 graduate of AUM, earning Magna Cum Laude honors while starring on the field, as well. He was a First Team All-Conference performer for two years at Auburn-Montgomery after garnering the same honors at Darton College.
Following his collegiate playing career, Kariya joined the Des Moines Menace of the Professional Development League (PDL) for two seasons, as well as the Rocket City United of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for a season.