Kafui Kouakou, a former goalkeeper on the York College Men’s Soccer team, has been named the squad’s head coach.
Kouakou has been head coach of the school’s women’s team since its inception in 2011 and an assistant for the men’s team for six years.
The 2008 York graduate was the starting goalkeeper and captain of the men’s team from 2005 to 2007. In his final year he helped lead the Cardinals to the City University of New York Athletic Conference championship, earning regular season and tournament most valuable player honors.
He succeeds Linval Cunningham, who resigned last year after 13 years as head coach.
Kouakou will give up his position with the women’s team. The school is expected to announce the hiring of his replacement in the near future.
Kouakou works for CUNY’s central Office of Academic Affairs as a field liaison for Service Corps, a post in which he matches CUNY students interested in community service with various organizations in the city.