The Northerner

The John Basalyga story: part 3

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

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 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

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

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 said. “I’m always having to chase them off the field. I’m the bad cop.” Basalyga isn...

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