College coaching moves: McGinty is out as Saint Louis men's coach

After eight years, Mike McGinty did not have his contract renewed as men's coach at Saint Louis University.

McGinty led the Billikens to an 81-56-14 record, two NCAA Tournament appearances (2012 and 2014) and one A-10 Tournament championship during his eight-year tenure. He was named Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year three times (2012, 2013, 2016).

In 2017, SLU finished 7-9-1 overall and in eighth place in the A-10 with a 4-4 record.

Saint Louis Director of Athletics Chris May: “Our competitive goals are to contend for championships and advance in the NCAA Tournament year in and year out. We will proceed with a national search that focuses on coaching candidates who embrace our department’s strategic objectives, as well as the men’s soccer program’s unparalleled heritage and the region’s strength in soccer.”
4 comments about "College coaching moves: McGinty is out as Saint Louis men's coach".
  1. frank schoon, November 11, 2017 at 11:11 a.m.

    Ships, Fan, whatever happened St.Louis University? They were such a power house in our days and I'm sure soccer is still a big deal in the area.

  2. Fanfor soccer replied, November 11, 2017 at 10:10 p.m.

    Frank, soccer is still big in St. Louis evidenced by the product they produce consistently.  I think what has happened is that along wit success comes more exposure and it opens up more opportunity for the local kids to go all over the country playing the game at schools with good reputations in both soccer and studies.  Kids back in our days were committed to tradition and staying local.  Today our society has become so mobile that St. Louis just like other major cities have so many transplants living there that loyalty to other schools spread across across the country based on parents being alumni of other schools and money talks if the offer is better.

    Way back when if you were an outstanding high school player it was a given that you were going to play at SLU.  Another strike against SLU is its location.  It is an inner city campus and a lot of parents are apprehensive about that.  That's my thoughts.  I really don't know what emphasis they place on getting top coaching.

  3. Andrew Kear, November 11, 2017 at 12:16 p.m.

    Why would anyone want a world cup in a region were only Mexico qualified for the tournament.  At least the 1994 US world cup was somewhat justified since the US was in the World Cup in 1990.

  4. :: SilverRey :: replied, November 13, 2017 at 1:29 p.m.

    $$$$$$

    but while we're at it... in addition to Mexico; Costa Rica, Panama & potentially Honduras (we'll find out this week) all qualified for the tournament from this region.

    Between 1990 & 2014 (7 WC's) USA is one of only 6 nations to get into WC every year (7th longest streak in WC history)
    Mexico, England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Columbia, Uraguay among many others have all missed at least one WC in this same time period
    US has reached as high as 3rd place in WC
    US is 15th all-time for WC appearances (10 out of 21 total WC's)
    Will join 5 other nations to host the WC twice when they get their nomination for 2026

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