Byrnes High boys soccer coach Matt Brophy has stepped down to accept the same position at Irmo.
Brophy has spent the past seven seasons leading the Rebels program. They posted 10 wins this year, reached the playoffs in back-to-back seasons (2011-12) and won the Rebel Invitational prior to this season during his tenure.
Brophy will remain at Byrnes through the end of the school year. He will teach physical education in addition to coaching at Irmo.
Brophy said the opportunity to lead the Yellow Jackets was too good to pass up.
“Irmo is like Byrnes football for soccer,” he said. “It’s a high-profile job. They’ve been nationally ranked several times, and it’s a huge opportunity for me. They are always in contention for a state championship and have won their region many times. A lot of their kids also play club soccer, which really helps me since I’ve coached club in Columbia the past few years.”