pat rohla

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University Spartans announced Wednesday evening that Pat Rohla has resigned as head coach of Spartan Men’s Soccer, effective March 31, 2016.

“My decision to step down at this time is multi-faceted, I truly believe that this is the right time for the program to have a new voice and direction,” said Rohla.

Rohla, who recently completed his sixth Canada West season with the Spartans, guided the TWU squad to within one game of a return to the CIS championships this past fall after advancing to the Canada West Final Four. Rohla and the Spartans also claimed a bronze medal at the 2009 CIS men’s soccer championship.

“We owe Pat a debt of gratitude for his dedication to TWU and Spartan Athletics,” said Murray Hall, TWU Director of Athletics. “We appreciate his commitment to building this program and the leadership he has given over the years. I know he is a Spartan4 Life. His wit and wisdom will be missed. There is only one Pat Rohla, and we all wish him the very best”

Prior to head coaching the men’s squad, Rohla was an assistant with the Spartan women’s soccer team. Rohla was also the founding head coach of the first TWU women’s soccer team in 1996.