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Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Never too far away to help
Christopher Decker, Sports Editor February 9, 2017

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...

John Basalyga moments after winning the 2010 NCAA DII National Championship

The John Basalyga story: Part Two

Becoming a Soccer Coach
Christopher Decker, Sports Editor February 8, 2017

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...

John Basalyga announced his retirement Dec. 6. Basalyga coached at NKU for 14 seasons

The John Basalyga story

How Queens, the "Little Rascals", and hockey shaped a champion soccer coach
Christopher Decker, Sports Editor February 7, 2017

John Basalyga sits in his office looking out at the NKU soccer field. Three college students are playing down on the field. Basalyga is displeased by this. “They aren’t really soccer players,” Basalyga...

John Basalyga announced his retirement Dec. 6. Basalyga coached at NKU for 14 seasons

BREAKING: Basalyga retires as men’s soccer coach

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor December 6, 2016

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...

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