TORONTO — Ilya Orlov has been named men's soccer coach at the University of Toronto.
Orlov had served as the Varsity Blues' lead assistant coach for the last four seasons, helping the team to two OUA bronze-medal finishes and two national championship berths.
"Ilya is a proven leader, motivator and coach," Beth Ali, U of T's executive director of athletics and physical activity, said in a statement. "He brings knowledge and experience from which our student-athletes will benefit and his understanding of our program will allow him to hit the ground running."
Orlov doubles as head coach of the Alliance United Football Club in Ontario League 1.
He was the youth performance centre coach with FC Union Berlin in Germany in 2017 and attended international internships with Fulham in London and Korono Kielce in Poland in 2016, as well as Feyenoord Rotterdam in Holland in 2015 and KUPS FC in Finland in 2014.
Orlov played university soccer at York, helping the Lions to the 2010 national championship. He represented Canada at the FISU Summer Universiade in Shenzen, China.
The Canadian Press