Pat Rohla has stepped down as head coach of the Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team, effective March 31.
“My decision to step down at this time is multi-faceted,” he said in a press release.
“I truly believe that this is the right time for the program to have a new voice and direction.”
This past year — his sixth at the helm of the Spartans — the team came up one game short of qualifying for nationals.
Rohla was named the Canada West coach of the year in 2012 and the team won the bronze medal at the CIS national championships in 2009.
“We owe Pat a debt of gratitude for his dedication to TWU and Spartan athletics,” said TWU director of athletics Murray Hall.
“We appreciate his commitment to building this program and the leadership he has given over the years.
“I know he is a Spartan for life. His wit and wisdom will be missed.
“There is only one Pat Rohla, and we all wish him the very best.”
Rohla was the founding coach of the TWU women’s soccer team back in 1996 and also served as an assistant coach on the women’s soccer team.
He is also a former teacher, retiring from Langley Secondary in 2012.