New Lady Bulldogs Soccer Coach hired…..looking forward to new season
Louisa, KY — It is quite certain that Kyle Sniatecki has heard “you’re not from around here, are ya?” more than once since he started working in this area for Lycom Communications about a year and a half ago, but says he likes it here and people have been friendly.
Sniatecki, 25, was recently hired as the new coach for the Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team, replacing former coach, Paul Chapman, who resigned after last season.
“Coach Sniatecki has an extensive background in playing, teaching, and coaching soccer,” Supt. Dr. Rob Fletcher said. “He has an excellent group of young ladies that will compete for another regional title. I believe that his experience and the ladies’ competitiveness will continue our winning tradition in Lawrence County Soccer.”
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Sniatecki moved to Huntington, WV in 2008 after receiving a soccer scholarship to play for Marshall University. He played Division I soccer all four seasons of his college career and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing & Management.
He coaches for FC Kentucky, an elite traveling soccer team that competes with teams from Indiana, Ohio, and other teams in KY. “Three girls on that team are from Lawrence County,” he said.
He then worked in the marketing department of McJunkin Redman, now known as MRC Global, an industrial supply company, in the Charleston, WV branch. In 2014, Sniatecki had an opportunity to get back to the Tri-State area when he accepted a position as Business Accounts Manager with Lycom Communications in Louisa, KY.
Although he still lives in Huntington, Kyle said he has gotten to know the folks in Lawrence County and feels at home.
Even though Buffalo is a big city, Kyle said there are a lot of similarities between his hometown and Louisa. “I like the blue collar mindset of people here. I grew up in that environment. My parents are hard working people and I developed that same work ethic.”
He said other similarities between Louisa, KY and Buffalo, NY (which is known as ‘The City of Good Neighbors’), include being prideful of the community and having a passion for sports, especially school sports, “and the people are nice here.”
Sniatecki introduced himself to the soccer team and their parents during a meeting last week. Soccer season doesn’t officially begin until July, but the new coach said there are some things they can start working on this spring. “We want to have a plan in place before the season starts,” he said.
Kyle also operates a soccer training business called Soccer By Sniatecki. For information, visit that website at soccerbysniatecki.com as well as the Facebook page of the same name.
Coach Sniatecki said he is thankful for the opportunity to work with the Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team. “I am excited about this position and look forward to a winning season!”