Hoban announces new girls soccer coach

Archbishop Hoban High School is pleased to announce Jonathan Kostoff as its new girls soccer coach. Kostoff comes to Hoban with a career record of 78-29-8 in six seasons as a head varsity coach at two different schools.

“I am overjoyed to be taking over such a historic and prestigious program,” Kostoff said. “When the position became available, with the iconic soccer tradition, state of the art facilities and the support of staff, students, parents and the community, I instantly knew it would be the perfect opportunity for me and my family. We already feel extremely welcomed here and are excited to be part of the Hoban community.”

Kostoff was previously the head girls soccer coach at Kenston High School for the past four seasons, compiling a 54-21-4 record. His teams won the Western Reserve Conference three times and reached the district final each season, capturing the only district titles in school history in 2020 and 2021. Kostoff was named Western Reserve Conference Coach of the Year three times, and was the Greater Cleveland Division II Coach of the Year in 2021, when his Bombers set a school record by winning 17 games.

Prior to his tenure at Kenston, Kostoff was the head girls soccer coach at Beachwood High School, where he led the Bison to a 24-8-4 record and their first back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. His 2018 team set a school record with 15 victories, and Kostoff was named Coach of the Year by the News-Herald and Chagrin Valley Conference. 

Kostoff is a graduate of Revere High School, where he played on the 2010 boys soccer team that finished as Division II state runner-up. He resides in Brecksville with his wife, Emily, and their two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

“We are extremely excited to bring Coach Kostoff aboard to lead our girls soccer program,” Director of Athletics Matt Bing said. “His experience and passion for the game will be a great asset to the Hoban girls soccer program.”

“We are going to continue the storied tradition of excellence on the field while helping these young women reach their full potential as students, soccer players and servant leaders, embodying Holy Cross values,” Kostoff added. “It is a special time to play soccer here at Hoban and I cannot wait to get started. Go Knights!”