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Prep soccer: COC’s Lundin takes over Hart program

Will start coaching varsity program for 2012 season

Posted: October 9, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 9, 2012 2:00 a.m.

College of the Canyons women's soccer coach Justin Lundin will take over the Hart girls varsity soccer program.

 

College of the Canyons head women’s soccer coach Justin Lundin just got a whole lot busier.

He has been hired to be the head coach of the Hart High girls varsity soccer team after former head coach Mike Gomez could not continue because of other obligations.

Lundin takes over a program that finished 13-3-6 in the 2011-2012 season under Gomez.

“This is long-term. This is something I have been looking forward to and something I look forward too,” Lundin said.

Lundin’s College of the Canyons women’s soccer team is off to a 9-0-2 start this year.

In his previous three seasons at COC, he recorded a winning record in each year.

He said he plans to continue coaching COC beyond this season.

Lundin is also familiar with Hart.

He coached the lower levels boys team to two Foothill League titles in three years with the program.

His previous experience at Hart proved to be a major factor in deciding to coach at Hart.

“I used to coach at Hart High School with the boys program and I enjoy coaching at Hart and enjoy working with the administration and kids,” Lundin said.

Lundin will try to bring an attacking style of play that will make games more enjoyable to players, coaches and fans in order to take the Indians to the next level, he said.

But his goals don’t stop there.

“We look forward to winning the Foothill League and competing for a CIF championship,” Lundin said. “I want to help athletes get into college and use my experience I have learned at COC and translate that to the high school level.”

Hart Principal Collyn Nielsen, who also has a daughter on the Hart girls soccer team, is happy to bring Lundin on staff, given his coaching experience and familiarity with the program.

“We are very happy to have coach Lundin leading our girls soccer program,” Nielsen said in an email. “With his knowledge and experience in coaching girls soccer, and with what he has accomplished at COC, it has us very excited about the future of our program.”

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