Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Keough Resigns from Washington U. Soccer

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Keough Resigns from Washington U. Soccer

Article excerpt

When St. Louis University was in the market for a soccer coach in December, many thought Washington University coach Ty Keough would be just the man for the job.

Keough, 40, played at SLU under his father, Harry, and is the Billikens' only four-time All-American. But Keough withdrew from consideration early in the search, citing a potential conflict with his other job - broadcasting.

On Wednesday, Keough resigned at WU for the same reason. He said he has decided to devote full time to his career as a soccer commentator. "ESPN has extended my agreement, and ABC has asked me to work the home qualifiers and other World Cup games, assuming the United States makes it to France" for the 1998 finals, Keough said. In addition to the national team's qualifiers, Keough will work Major League Soccer games on ESPN and will be involved in local broadcasts for the Columbus Crew. "It's very difficult to give up coaching and the direct involvement with the players," said Keough (137-47-16 in 10 seasons at WU). …

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