Reed City soccer coach reflects on his first season

REED CITY — Cody Jacobs completed his first season as Reed City coach hoping the Coyotes have set the stage for future success.

Jacobs came into this season knowing his team would be very young. But senior Quinton Kichak gave the Coyotes plenty of contributions with 18 goals and six assists. He had 46 career goals, second highest in school history.

He’s a four-year varsity player and three-year captain.

Reed City came up with two wins.

“I’m happy, I think we grew a lot,” Jacobs said. “I think we took a step in the right direction. We had three seniors on the squad. There were a lot of growth this year, but I think we’ll be better for it in the future.”

Kichak, a forward, who earned all-Central State Activities Association honors, will be graduating, leaving an obvious big hole in that area.

“We’re going to miss him a lot going forward,” Jacobs said.

Hunter Morrison received honorable mention all-league honors. “They both deserved what they got,” Jacobs said. “They filled some holes for us. They both appeared in every single game. This was Hunter’s second go-around in districts.”

Morrison had three goals and four assists.

“He was probably our most physical player,” Jacobs said. “He played a majority at midfield.”

Jacobs, the team’s fourth coach in four season, is looking to build stability as a coach and is aiming for summer programs and camps.

“We want these kids to play soccer in the offseason,” he said. “That’s when you make the biggest strides. Quinton doesn’t play soccer three months during the year. It’s pretty much close to 12 months and it shows.”