TAMPA, Fla. – Red Bull II’s John Wolyniec has been voted the United Soccer League coach of the month for October.

The Staten Island, N.Y. native guided his side to three consecutive victories to conclude the regular season to first seal a place in the USL Cup Playoffs and earn the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.

“Thankful to be named coach of the month for October,” Wolyniec said. “Credit goes to my staff as well as the players for battling in every game, in tough circumstances. We’re in a good way now after qualifying for the playoffs and I want our team to continue our season. This is a special group that has immense potential.”

The 2016 USL coach of the year, Wolyniec has presided over playoff appearances in each of the Red Bull II’s first four seasons in the league.

This year the side produced a strong run of form to close the regular season as it won its first two road games in 2018 to wrap up its postseason berth with a game to spare, and then defeated Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 2-1 in its regular-season finale to move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

New York concluded its regular season with a six-game undefeated streak.