Bryce Cregan returns to Pitt as men’s football assistant coach

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Men’s soccer head coach Jay Vidovic today announced the addition of Bryce Cregan to the coaching staff.

A Pitt graduate who graduated in the spring of 2017, Cregan is returning to Oakland after working as an assistant coach at San Diego State University last season. Prior to joining San Diego State, Cregan was a volunteer assistant coach for Vidovic and the team from 2018 through the spring of 2021.

Cregan will replace Rich Costanzo, who left to take over as head coach of George Mason earlier this year.

He was instrumental in leading Pitt to his first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1965 in 2019 and competed in the historic 2020 College Cup.

“I am very excited to be able to work with Bryce again,” Vidovic said. “Bryce is passionate about the game, loves Pitt and understands what we want our culture to be, and he will play a big role in the future success of our program.”

As a player for the Panthers, the two-time title holder appeared and started in all 32 games played, scoring a total of eight shots, three shots on goal and 2,852 minutes. He played his first two college seasons at Akron before moving to Pitt before the 2016 season.

Born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, Cregan attended Dallastown Area High School, where he was a four-star recruit and No. 2 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania, according to

The Panthers are back from their second consecutive ACC Coastal Division title and second consecutive Elite Eight appearance in 2021. Pitt returns five All-ACC players a year with 52 goals and the top 63 assists in the program.

John Krysinski has covered football and other sports for many years for various publications and media. He is also the author of Monday’s Miracle, a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC that explores the club, especially the early years of Highmark Stadium, with a story leading up to a great match that helped ignite the spark. for a franchise. John has covered sports for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, worked as a color commentator for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and has worked with OPTA Stats and US Open Cup and International Champions Cup broadcast teams in the United States. . Krysinsky also served as head men’s soccer coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to their first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); Northern Catholic School Boys Head Coach (2007-08), Shady Side Academy Boys Assistant Head Coach (2009-2014).

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