Harry Kustick was named interim head coach for the Emory Oxford women’s soccer team after the departure of Tinna Gallagher.
Prior to Emory Oxford, Harry Kustick has played and coached soccer for over 44 years. Although he was born in Savannah, he has lived in the Atlanta area for 54 years. He was fortunate enough to grow up with, and be influenced by the Fathers of Soccer in Atlanta in the early 1970’s including George Gardoki, Walter Gray, Peter Monteith and Angus McApline. Kustick played soccer at perennial high school power Briarcliff, state champions in 1972, and college soccer at Georgia State University. He also competed on the Georgia State men’s hockey team. Kustick is also an active individual competing on the nation level for whitewater kayaking and combat martial system competition. He also played for many years in the first and second division of the A.D.A.S.L.
Kustick has coaching experience at a variety of levels. He successfully coached both boys and girls programs at the high school level where he amassed 206 wins. He was named Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (G.A.C.A.) State Coach of the Year in 1997, twice named G.A.C.A. Region Coach of the Year, twice named a Journal Constitution Area Coach of the Year and a State Senior All-Star team coach 3 times. Kustick guided his teams to 7 region championships, 4 region runner-up finishes, ten top 10 rankings in the State of Georgia, as well as numerous state playoff matches and a finals appearance. His Rockdale County High School team was twice recognized by the NSCAA for Academic Excellence.
Kustick’s Rockdale Youth Soccer Association (RYSA) Revolution girls select sides have earned promotion 7 out of the 8 years. He was named the RYSA Coach of the Year in 2012. His teams have collected 3 Atlanta Cup Championships, 2 Nike Cup Championships, a USSSA Southeast Regional Championship and an Athens United Finale Championship in that time. He served as the director of coaching for the Revolution women’s program from 2014-2016.
Kustick has led the women’s club programs at Georgia State University and Georgia Tech as well as the Georgia Revolution in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Kustick, along with an excellent coaching staff, took the Georgia Revolution to the Southeast Conference Championship match in their inaugural season.
Kustick holds both USSF and NSCAA licenses including an Advanced National License from the NSCAA.
Kustick has been an educator for over 31 years serving as a special education teacher and a middle school and high school administrator. He holds a Specialist degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Leadership and Supervision as well as a Director of Special Education certification. He received his Masters in Education from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University.
Kustick has been married to the lovely and very supportive former Miss Ronda Bowe for 30 years. They are blessed to have two wonderful children, Sarah Rosemary and Gabriel.