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Sep, 2020

Rush New York Director of Coaching named head coach of Greek Women’s National Team

On August 31, Rush New York’s Georgios “George” Kyriazis was named head coach and manager of the Greek Women’s National Team. Kyriazis has devoted his post-professional playing career to youth development in New York, and will continue splitting his time between the Galanolefki and as Rush NY’s Select Program Director of Coaching.

“I am excited for the opportunity to coach the Women’s National Team of Greece,” Kyriazis said. “It’s a unique and interesting challenge for me, but one I cannot wait to take on, while continuing my work with Rush NY Select.”


As one of his first acts as Greece’s manager, Kyriazis called in his first team to face Ukraine, on Sept. 22, in European Championship qualifiers. Greece are currently on 4 points in Group I with the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Montenegro and Ukraine.

Kyriazis’ 20-year professional playing career took him from his native Greece to Italy and Macedonia before he finished playing in the U.S. with the Rochester Rhinos. Kyriazis featured as a youth international with the Greek U-21s in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 2002.

Kyriazis began his professional career at the age 16 when he signed his first professional contract with the Greek Superleague team Iraklis 1908. Over the course of the next eight years, Kyriazis helped to anchor the defense in 134 matches and notched nine goals.

As a coach before joining Rush NY, Kyriazis has served as the Junior Rhinos Technical Director and as the assistant manager for the club's professional team.

As Kyriazis continues to shine among Rush Soccer coaches, he is one of many current professionals affiliated within the Rush Soccer global landscape, including Lindsey Horan (USWNT, Portland Thorns), Chrisitian Pulisic (USMNT, Chelsea FC), Mark McKenzie (USMNT, Philadelphia Union) Kekuta Manneh (USMNT, New England Revolution), Ryan Williams (NC Courage) and many more.


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