The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys soccer team on Saturday, Nov. 5, played in the state championship game, losing to St. Paul Lutheran 1-0. MRH baseball coach Jonathan Webb has some observations on the team’s historic season (22-6), and gives a pat on the back to head soccer coach Ryan Robertson.
- Since Ryan took over as head coach in 2014, MRH soccer is 54-24. To get to 54 wins prior to Ryan as head coach, you would have to combine every win between 2006-2013 — and you’d still be one short. For frame of reference, Ryan was a senior in high school in 2006, and was part of that 5-17 team.
- Between 1999-2013, MRH soccer did not finish .500, and had a season high-water mark of 10 wins. He surpassed that total with 12 wins and a .500 record in his first year, and has been 42-12 since.
- MRH is one of only two St. Louis-area boys soccer teams (Ladue is the other) to win 20 games in each of the past two seasons.
- Ryan will be the first to tell you it takes a talented group of athletes to achieve such things, but the one, singular line of demarcation leading to MRH success in soccer was his hiring before the 2014 season.
- He dresses OK, too.
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