Men's Soccer - Mon, Apr. 26, 2004
CHICAGO -- After a successful two-year stint as the head coach of the Saint Xavier University men's soccer team, SXU Hall of Famer Henry Barsch has resigned from his part-time position with the Cougars due to the demands of his duties as a tactical officer for the Chicago Police Department and his family. The SXU athletic department will immediately begin looking for a new men's soccer coach with the position becoming full-time this summer. "First and foremost, the Saint Xavier athletic department would like to thank Henry for the wonderful job he has done over the last two years," said SXU athletic director Bob Hallberg. "With his duties as a police officer and raising a family, coaching became too time-consuming. The position will now be upgraded to full-time status and we are hoping to hire a quality coach from around the Chicagoland area."
Barsch amassed a 21-19-6 record as head coach of the Cougars. The 2001 SXU Athletics Hall of Famer led Saint Xavier to a 13-8-4 mark in 2003, including a trip to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Region VII Tournament where the Cougars fell just one game short of a national tournament berth.
"I am sad to leave Saint Xavier University, but I needed to devote more time to my family and other job," said Barsch. "I am glad to see that SXU is moving in the right direction by making the position full-time. I wish the athletic department and the new coach the best of luck in the future."
Saint Xavier University will accept applications for the vacant coaching position through Friday, May 7. Any Individuals interested in applying for the full-time position should contact the SXU athletic department at 773-298-3101 or mail a resume and cover letter (including references) to: Myra Minuskin, Assistant Athletic Director, 3700 W. 103rd St., Shannon Center, Chicago, IL 60655.