ALPENA — The Alpena High women’s soccer program will have a new coach in charge this spring after Alpena Public Schools announced the hiring of Gregg Supiran on Tuesday.
Supiran, a longtime assistant coach for Alpena’s men’s and women’s soccer programs, succeeds Tim Storch, who took over as varsity coach in 2012.
“I am delighted to start this new position as a university coach. I have coached football and taught physical education at Alpena for 20 years. I enjoy teaching sports and encouraging students/athletes to see and to strive to reach their full potential through hard work, dedication and doing the ‘little things’ right,” Supiran said in a press release. “I’m passionate about molding and mentoring young athletes to learn life skills that can be learned through athletics.”
Supiran, a Dansville High School alumnus, has been an intermittent coach at Alpena for 21 years. He is a former Spring Arbor University football player and has his USFF National E and D License in Football Coaching Education.
“Coach Supiran is a great addition to our program. His experience and knowledge of the game will be a tremendous asset to our program,” said Alpena Sporting Director Jon Studley. “We are very happy to have him lead our Wildcat soccer program.”
The Wildcats went 3-17-1 last season after the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.