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The John Basalyga story: part 3

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Basalyga sat in his office in 1979. He was also the quarterback coach  for the Turpin football team and the baseball coach at the time. The phone rang in his office and at the other end of the line he hears the voice of the athletic director. “He says to me ‘It says here on your resume that you play...

BREAKING: Basalyga retires as men’s soccer coach

BREAKING: Basalyga retires as men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports

Men's soccer coach John Basalyga announced he is retiring from his position at the end of the spring season. Basalyga has been coaching the Norse for the last 14 seasons. "It has been a tremendous honor coaching at Northern Kentucky over the last 14 years," Basalyga said in a statement. "I particula...

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