Ykoruk stepping down as head women's soccer coach

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus College women's soccer head coach Jeff Ykoruk has announced that he will be resigning his position effective at the end of June.

"It was truly a blessing to have the opportunity to coach such an outstanding group of young women who I know will continue to have great success moving forward," said Ykoruk.

"People make places great, and the people at Ursinus are truly special. The administration during my time here, led by Laura Moliken, and Brian Thomas, was nothing but supportive and allowed us every opportunity to be successful both on and off the field," he added.

"It is always bittersweet to leave a place that has left a lasting impression on your life. However, it is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to my future as a coach."

Ykoruk, just the second coach in program history, just finished up his ninth season at the helm of the Bears. He finished up with 86 wins, including an 11-5-4 mark in 2007, which saw the Bears advanced all the way to the Centennial Conference title game.

He posted a school record 13 wins in 2005, leading the Bears to their first Centennial Conference playoff win.

In his first season, he took a team that went 1-8-1 in conference play the prior season to its first ever playoff appearance. He also served as an assistant to the Ursinus men's program in 2002.

Ursinus will begin an immediate national search to find a successor.