Poland: Krakow Kings sign Lonnie Hursey as HC

The Krakow Kings have announced the signing of veteran Lonnie Hursey as their head coach for the 2024 season.

The Kings finished the 2023 season in the Polish Football League with a 3-5 record, missing the playoffs after reaching the championship final in 2022.

The 45 year old Hursey spent the 2023 season with the Usti and Labem Blades in the Czech Republic after coaching the Mures Monsters in the Romanian Football League in 2022. In 2020, Hursey took over the Ostrava Steelers in the Czech Republic and guided them to the playoffs before the pandemic ended the season prematurely.

A native of Olympia, Washington, Hursey is now entering his 15th year of coaching football in a country outside the United States. He is a true football globe trotter with stops everywhere from Reus, Spain to Vila Velha, Brazil, from Pune, India to Trondheim, Norway, and seemingly everywhere in between. The list of countries is mind boggling. In addition to the Czech Republic and Romania, Hursey has guided teams and mentored players in Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, India, Serbia, Poland and Brazil.

His record as a coach includes five championship finals and 11 playoff appearances.


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