Corey Christ of Cal State San Bernardino earns weekly honor

Corey Christ

Junior forward Corey Christ of Cal State San Bernardino has been named CCAA Player of the Week for men’s soccer.

The Glendale, Ariz., tallied three goals in a 5-1 win over Dixie State.

Christ became the first Coyote in four seasons to score three goals in a game since All-American Obi Agwu last accomplished the feat on Oct. 3, 2010 against Cal State East Bay, a 3-1 victory.

Christ leads the Coyotes in scoring with five goals and the Coyotes are 4-0 on the season, their best start in five seasons. They resume play Friday, Sept. 26 in the CCAA opener at Cal Poly Pomona.

Christ is the first Coyote to earn the conference honor since All-American GK Tanner Olinger was named on Sept. 10, 2012.

Steve Ralos gets men’s soccer nod at Cal State San Bernardino

Steve Ralos

Cal State San Bernardino has named Steve Ralos as its new men’s soccer coach. He spent the last season as an assistant coach at San Jose State and replaces Lance Thompson who resigned a month before the team’s first game last fall.

At San Jose State Ralos served as assistant men’s coach and recruiting coordinator. He spent 11 seasons coaching in Kansas, where he guided Cloud Community College to a national junior college title in 2011.

He began his career at Bethel College in Newton, Kans. He led both the men’s and women’s programs during his one season (2007) in which his men’s tea was 15-4-1.

He left to become an assistant at Kansas Wesleyan (2008-09) and then moved on as head men’s and women’s coach at  Cloud Community where he was 53-9-4 in three seasons with the men (2010-12).

Ralos becomes the eighth head coach in the last 20 seasons at CSUSB, where the Coyotes have had just three winning seasons. The Coyotes last went to the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

The Coyotes went 5-12-3 overall and 3-12-1 in CCAA play, finishing last in the South Division. But the team was competitive. It had 10 losses by one goal, and six were by 1-0 scores.