Brian "Bunya" Retzloff begins his ninth year as an assistant men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Retzloff concentrates his coaching efforts on the field and the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
"'Brian is an outstanding coach because he is a true student of the game and has the ability to impart his vast knowledge into our field players," said Head Coach Joe Luxbacher.
Prior to joining the Panthers, Retzloff's 11-year coaching career has stretched from the high school and college ranks to the Olympic Development Program. He served four years as the assistant boy's varsity soccer coach at Mount Lebanon High School from 1996-99. Since 1996, Retzloff has been a member of the Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program staff, serving as the head coach for the boy's teams from ages 12-17.
In addition, he serves as head coach for the four-time Pennsylvania West State Champion Under-17 Beadling Boys Soccer Club.
Retzloff owns a United States Soccer Federation "B" Coaching License and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He is also a staff member on the Region 1 Boys ODP staff.
As a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Retzloff earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1995. During his soccer career at Washington & Jefferson, Retzloff was a four-time first team All-President's Athletic Conference (PAC) honoree. A two-year team captain as both a junior and senior, he was also named Most Valuable Player by the PAC in 1994. Retzloff was also named the school's Most Outstanding Senior Athlete for the 1994-95 academic year.
Retzloff is a native of Cecil, Pa.