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The John Basalyga story: part 3

Basalyga, according to his daughter, is goofy and lovable away from the soccer field
Never too far away to help
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...

The John Basalyga story

John Basalyga announced his retirement Dec. 6. Basalyga coached at NKU for 14 seasons
How Queens, the "Little Rascals", and hockey shaped a champion soccer coach
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...

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