When Ryan Joiner took over St. Stanislaus' program three years ago, the Rockachaws had experienced a bit of a drought since their last state championship and even saw their rival hoist the golden ball two years prior.
Joiner wasted no time in cranking up the program at SSC, building what has become a dynasty on the Coast.
In his three seasons at St. Stanislaus, Joiner's Rockachaws have continued to impress, winning three straight titles.
SSC posted a 23-3-1 record this year, but the Sun Herald's Boys Soccer Coach of the Year pointed to an early loss as a moment he won't forget from the 2015-16 season.
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"Sacred Heart, when we lost to them. We were 6-0 going in and Sacred Heart is obviously talented, but they beat us handily 4-2," said Joiner, who also won the accolade last season. "I told the guys that winning on talent alone isn't going to get us there. We have to be organized and discipline. I think we ended up winning 17 of 19 so it really made a moment for them."
Senior Dustin Bosch credited Joiner's knowledge of the game for helping take SSC to the next level.
"It has been a really different experience. He's just a really well organized coach. He does a lot behind the scenes and takes care of us. It's been a pleasure playing for him," Bosch said. "To have a coach who just loves soccer and that was his priority was great."
So what about the dynasty talk? Three titles in as many years is an unmatched mark for boys Coast teams.
"I'm OK with people calling it a dynasty. That's not something we do in-house, but if you look at it from teams from the past, (Michael) Jordan's Bulls teams and those types of teams are dynasties because of the legacy they left," Joiner said. "Our program is in a great place moving forward with young guys moving up and young guys who are dedicated to not just playing high school but club soccer with Gulf Coast United and FC United is probably what makes us a better team.
"It's not just hard work, it's talent that we have year in and year out. We're blessed to have guys who want to play for us."