Brophy soccer coach Marc Kelly resigns
Marc Kelly, one of the heavy kickers in boys soccer both in Arizona and nationally, is resigning as Brophy’s coach, according to an e-mail he sent out on Thursday.
Specific reasons weren’t immediately known for his resignation, though he did reference the increased workload and pressure from expectations locally and nationally, and also noted spending more time with his son, Christian.
Kelly ran the Broncos for 12 seasons. He compiled a record of 242-21-5, including three big-school state championships (2008, 2011 and 2013), as well as one runner-up finish (2012) and six (former) Desert Valley Region championships.
The Broncos also won their former tournament, the “BCP Paul A. Micheletti Christmas Invitational” three times, the “Nautical Cup” in California three times, the Mountain Ridge “Ridge Cup” five times, the “Golden State Invitational” and the Arizona High School Soccer Showcase.
Kelly also noted coaching 15 sets of brothers in his tenure, his nephew, Justice Kelly, and seeing his players graduate Brophy and play at the next level: two dozen different colleges, soccer academies, Major League Soccer, and national and international organizations.