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BREAKING: Men's soccer coach fired after 20 years

UNF Athletic Director Lee Moon announced Nov. 9 UNF men’s soccer head coach Ray Bunch will not have his contract renewed for the 2011 season.

Bunch has been the head coach of the Ospreys for 20 seasons and has a record of 156-164-22. After joining the Atlantic Sun Conference and becoming a Division I program, Bunch coached the Ospreys to a 19-30-2 conference record.

The Ospreys recently finished the season with a 3-12, record with a 2-7 A-Sun record.

Bunch started the men’s soccer program in 1991. He was named the 1999 Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year when he led the Ospreys to a second-place PBC finish with an 11-3-3 record.

“I’ve had 20 very enjoyable years at UNF,” Bunch said. “I think the program is in good shape. We’ve done some great things here and I really think it can be built up.”

UNF Director of Athletic Media Relations Brian Morgan said Moon declined to comment.

UNF will start a national search for a new head coach immediately.

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    MannyNov 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    It is about time Ray Bunch parted ways with the program. After many years of producing below par performances, this was necessary. The players, coaches, trainers, directors, students, and program deserve a better reputation and organization than the one Bunch provided. If a coach is not producing the results, it is normal for him to be released, therefore Coach Moon does not need to comment any further on this. Good luck with your future Bunch.

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    JimNov 13, 2010 at 11:05 am

    How are they not going to comment on a firing? What does the Director of Athletic Media Relations get paid for?