200th soccer victory
Coosa's Vice coaches his 200th soccer victory
Posted on 04/19/2013
This is the image for the news article titled Coosa's Vice coaches his 200th soccer victoryCoosa High soccer coach Randy Vice has witnessed a lot of change in prep soccer in the area, but one thing that has remained constant is his winning touch at the reigns of the Coosa program.  Coach Vice earned his 200th victory last week in a win over Armuchee.  The Eagles came on strong in the second half to roll to an 11-1 victory.

Coach Vice started the Coosa soccer program in 1988 and has been a driving force behind the growth of prep soccer in the area.  He focuses his attention on the highly ranked Coosa boys soccer team now but over the years he has coached both the girls and boys teams.  His 2013 Eagles have been listed in the top 10 in Georgia for Class AA by the Eurosports Coaches Poll and have been ranked as high as fourth in the state.

Wins are nice but it is the love of the game and working with kids that keeps coach Vice roaming the sidelines. "It is tough to coach at the high school level because of the time commitment but I love the game and the kids," Vice said. "I have had a lot of great players over the years and that is true with the team this year."   Paco Miranda and Giovanni Cruz were key players in the 200th win.  Cruz scored six goals and Miranda helped out with six assists.   

Coach Vice consults with his family each season to determine if he will continue coaching.  "My family is always very supportive - especially my wife Tonya," Vice stated. "Our program's success is also a tribute to the support of our school administration, the faculty and staff, students and the Eagle fans."  Coach Vice had a goal of remaining on the sidelines to see every school in Floyd County field a soccer team and that goal was also reached this season.  "It is great to see the growth of soccer in the area because it means more opportunities for kids."