Sam Koleduk will be entering his first season at the helm of the Johnson University Men’s Soccer team. Koleduk’s most recent stop has been as the Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach at Sunlake High School. Over the past 9 seasons, Koleduk has led the Seahawks to a 210-24-17 overall record. His teams have made 4 FHSAA State Final Four appearances, 3 FHSAA State Elite-8 appearances along with winning 6 straight District Championships. Koleduk has coached 2 Florida Dairy High School Players of the Year as well as helping numerous players onto the college ranks. He also coached 3 players who finished with over 100 career goals and many All-Conference players. During this span Koleduk was named, SAC Coach of the Year, St Pete Times Coach of the Year, Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year and All North Suncoast Coach of the Year.
Prior to coaching at Sunlake High School, Koleduk was the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Cincinnati Christian University. He led the Eagles to a 42-5 overall record. This included 2 NCCAA National Championship Final Four appearances and a National Championship Runner-Up finish. During his tenure he was named NSCAA National College Coach of the Year, Mid-East Region Coach of the Year and his teams produced 7 All-Americans and The NSCAA National Player of the Year.
Koleduk also was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Cincinnati Christian University and posted a 13-4-1 record. He led the Lady Eagles to the NCCAA National Championship Final Four, was named Mid-East Region Coach of the Year and his team produced 3 All-Americans.
Koleduk got his first Head Coaching position at his Alma Mater Gulf High School. He led the Buccaneers to over 100 wins and multiple FHSAA Florida State Playoff appearances. During this time, he was named SAC Coach of the Year, St Pete Times Coach of the Year and Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year.
Playing Experience (College):
· Saint Leo University NCAA DII Scholarship player
· Saint Leo University Hall of Fame
· Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame
· Florida Sunshine State Silver Anniversary Team (22 All-Time Best Players in FL)
· Top 10 All-Time in scoring in NCAA college soccer history
· 2 Time NCAA All-American
· 4-Time All-South Region, 4-Time All Sunshine State Conference
· Saint Leo University: All-Time Leading Scorer: 78 goals, 34 assists for 190 points
· NCAA Record of 6 goals and 13 points in a single game
· First Saint Leo University player drafted to play professional soccer
Playing Experience (Professional):
· 1st Round Draft Pick (5th overall) Canton Invaders – National Professional Soccer League
· Lexington Bandits (Unites States Soccer League – Pro Division)
· New Hampshire Phantoms (United States Soccer League)
· Pensacola Flyers (Eastern Professional Indoor Soccer League)
· Knoxville Impact (United States Soccer League)
· Dallas Sidekicks (Continental Indoor Soccer League)
· West Florida Fury (United States Soccer League)
Koleduk attended Saint Leo University on a soccer scholarship and holds a State of Florida K-12 Coaching Certificate, NSCAA National Youth Diploma and a NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma. He is happily married to his best friend and childhood sweetheart Kearney Moon Koleduk. The couple has 3 wonderful boys Sammy, Cole, Casey and an amazing kitty name Lucky!