Justin Evans has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the team announced today.

“It was a tough decision to make,” said Riverhounds CEO Jason Kutney. “Justin has been a critical part of this organization for many years, but we felt that we needed to do this at this time to try and turn things around.”

The Riverhounds are off to a 0-4-3 mark this season.

A search for a new head coach is underway. Evans will be replaced on an interim basis by First Team Player Nikola Katic and assisted by Director of Academy Operations, Scott Gibson.

Katic has been a part of the Riverhounds organization as a professional player since 2009, and has played a key coaching role in The Riverhounds Academy throughout his time in Pittsburgh.

The Riverhounds play the Wilmington Hammerheads on the road on May 23 and the Charleston Battery on May 24. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 PM and will be streamed live on Youtube.

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