LIVERMORE -- San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Famer Troy Dayak is the new director of girls soccer at Granada High, and Katie Poynter will be the Matadors new coach.
Poynter's staff will include Dave Mahabali, an A License coach who coached for many years in Newark, and B License coach Stuart Rafferty. Dayak, who heads West Coast Soccer Club in Livermore, will oversee and help coach the program.
Dayak, a Livermore High graduate, also has strong connections to the Livermore girls varsity team. Cowboys' new coach Bob Montano and his assistants Vanessa Afonso Miskella and Paul Giamona are all part of the West Coast staff. Another assistant, Kendra Perry, is one of the captains on Dayak's WPSL Wildkatz team.
"I feel very confident that the soccer players in the Livermore programs are in good hands," Dayak said.