The Shoreline Community College Athletic Department named Steven Neff interim men's soccer coach for the 2012 season.
Neff, a former SCC player and assistant coach, finished the 2011 season as the assistant coach at Shoreline.
Athletic Director Doug Palmer stated the transition to the assistant coach was a natural move that allows Neff to continue to recruit for SCC and have the authority to sign players.
"This worked very well for us in men's basketball when Coach Butch Estes left for a job in Florida and we transitioned to assistant coach Greg Turcott as an interim head coach for 2010-11, the transition went well and smooth and now Greg is our head coach".
The change occur when long time SCC Coach, George Dremousis, resigned to accept the head soccer coaching position at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, WA two weeks ago.
Palmer said "If George had resigned directly after the season, we may have opened the search up more and looked at other candidates, but since he resigned in late January, I think it is better for our program to name an interim coach for a year, to focus on recruiting now and
not search for a month to six weeks for a new coach, who will be v
ery late into the recruiting cycle for the 2012 season by the time that person is named"
Neff played NWAACC soccer at both Edmonds Community College and Shoreline. He was the SCC Assistant Coach for three years after his playing career ended at SCC and then he left coaching for two years, but came back late in the 2011 season when the SCC assistant position opened again.
SCC struggled in 2011, falling from a final four appearance at the NWAACC Championship in the 2010 and winning the NWAACC Northern Region that year, to a 2-16-1 season in 2011.