Former Triton midfielder Adam Zernik joined the UC San Diego men's soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2013 season.
The Palo Alto product exhausted his college eligibility as a four-year letterwinner at the conclusion of the 2012 campaign. He started 20 of 43 matches played in Triton colors, producing 13 points from four goals, including three game-winners, and five assists.
Zernik, along with current Tritons Alec Arsht and Will Pleskow, was selected to play for the USA men's open squad at the 19th Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel this past July, as the Americans went 4-1 while outscoring opponents 20-3 through the semifinal round before becoming the first Maccabiah gold medalists for the USA in men's soccer open competition. He assisted on the fourth goal via corner kick in the 69th minute during Team USA's 5-0 semifinal victory over Canada on July 28.
Zernik is assisting UCSD head coach Jon Pascale while completing his degree requirements in cognitive science at Sixth College. He served as the boy's varsity assistant coach under Triton assistant Ryan Hernandez at San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) during the 2012-13 season.
Click here for Zernik's Triton player bio.