SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Goffin Boyoko, a former UCSB men's player, has been named the lead assistant coach on the women's soccer staff, head coach Paul Stumpf announced Friday.
Boyoko joined the staff as an assistant prior to the 2017 season.
"Gof is an outstanding young coach," Stumpf said. "He sees the game incredibly well, understands tactics and techniques, has a good eye for talent and is a very good communicator. All of those factors combine to make him a big part of our coaching staff."
Boyoko spent 2014-16 as an assistant coach at Santa Barbara City College where he helped to lead one of the best women's community college programs in the state.
"Being back at UCSB is a great opportunity," Boyoko said. "I got a taste of it last year and to elevated into my new position is very exciting. I believe we can do great things here."
As a player, Boyoko played two season for the Gauchos after playing his first two at Auburn University-Montgomery. As a senior, he led UCSB with eight goals and 19 points. Five of his goals were game-winners and he made 17 starts in his 21 appearances, helping the team to the NCAA Tournament. Following the season, the midfielder was named Honorable Mention All-Big West. In an injury-filled junior season, Boyoko appeared in 18 games, starting three and scoring a pair of goals.
A native of Paris, France, Boyoko played for several French National youth teams and was on the U23 squad of the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. He earned his BA in global studies from UCSB.