MSUB Names Krakowiak Head Coach
Krakowiak led MSUB to a 11-3-4 record last season.
Krakowiak led MSUB to a 11-3-4 record last season.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wojtek Krakowiak, who served as interim coach at Montana State Billings last season leading the Yellowjackets to an 11-3-4 record, has been named the school's permanent women's head soccer coach.
“After conducting a national search, we are pleased to announce that Coach Krakowiak will be moving from his interim role as head coach to the regular slot,” MSUB athletic director Dr. Gary Gray said.

“He worked hard as the interim, and the team's record showed it last year. We are looking forward to meeting his first recruiting class in August," Dr. Gray said.

"I am confident the student-athletes under his care will work hard not only in the classroom but also on the soccer field to return to the NCAA tournament next fall.”

In his first season at the helm of the program, MSUB finished second in the GNAC with an 8-2-4. That included a 1-0 road victory over 14th-ranked Seattle Pacific.

The Yellowjackets endured the fewest losses in program history, with a .722 winning percentage, the best in the program's 16-year history.
Prior to his time with the Yellowjacket soccer program, Krakowiak served as the head coach at Division III Rutgers – Newark where he went 15-20-3 in two seasons.

In 2008 he guided Rutgers - Newark to its only post-season berth in the program's brief 10-year history.
Krakowiak played collegiately at St. John's and Clemson. He was honored as the Soccer America Freshman of the Year at St. John's after helping the Red Storm to the 1996 NCAA Championship.

At Clemson, he was the 1998 Hermann Trophy recipient (the equivalent to football's Heisman Trophy) and was named the ACC Player-of-the-Year after scoring 31 goals and securing eight assists while leading the Tigers to the NCAA quarterfinals.
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