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Ortiz named Student Assistant Soccer Coach
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College senior Carlos Ortiz has been appointed to the position of Student Assistant Soccer Coach for the Fall 2007 season, announced Bill Glass, BPC head soccer coach.
“There is nothing better than having a familiar face to the college joining the coaching staff,” said Glass. “Carlos was the captain of our men’s team last year. This year he will be helping both the men’s and women’s teams from the sideline.”
Ortiz grew up in Ecuador but his family moved to Snellville several years ago. His mother works as a pre-kindergarten teacher in a Montessori school there, and his father is a supervisor at a manufacturing firm. He has one brother who also enjoys playing soccer.
Ortiz attended Liceo Naval High School in Ecuador where he played basketball and soccer. As captain, Ortiz led the soccer team to the regional high school championship his senior year. Ortiz also played for a club team in Ecuador during his high school years called Barcelona.
After moving to Georgia, Ortiz attended Georgia Perimeter College, where they were the Southeast Region NJCAA Champions and ended 2005 as the number two ranked junior college in the nation.
After completing junior college, Ortiz moved on to Brewton-Parker where he was a standout player for two years.
In addition to assisting with the coaching duties at BPC, Ortiz will be finishing up his bachelor of science degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. He hopes to go into the medical field after graduation.