The first ever soccer coach in Valdosta State history is ready for another challenge.
VSU announced Tuesday head soccer coach Mel Heinz is leaving the program to take a business opportunity in Atlanta.
Heinz was named the program's first head coach in 2011, and in three seasons, took the Blazers to two NCAA Tournament appearances and a Gulf South Conference championship game.
She was named the conference coach of the year in her first season and developed ten all conference players.
VSU will begin a search for Heinz replacement in the coming weeks.
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