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Robson steps down as OCHS soccer coach

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By Mickey Patterson

 BUCKNER – After nine successful years Oldham County High School boys’ soccer coach Mark Robson is stepping down.

“I just have an awful lot going on professionally and with my family and it’s the right time to do this,” Robson said. “As a dad, my kids are getting involved in more and more things and I want to be a part of it and with coaching and my other responsibilities it’s very hard.”

Robson, an assistant principal at OCHS, has one of the best records of any coach in the school’s history, winning eight regional titles and seven districts,

His teams never posted a losing record en route to a 137-48-11 career record as the Colonels’ head coach.

His resignation will give him more time to spend with his wife, Kathy, four-year-old daughter, Emma and two-year-old son, Jack in addition to keeping up with a growing workload as an assistant principal.

In addition to the OCHS program, Robson has served as a youth coach and is the former director of coaching for the Oldham County Thoroughbreds select program.

He leaves the OCHS program after winning the regional this past season and advancing to the second round of the state tourney with a 20-5-1 mark where OCHS fell to state champion St. X.

“I think the program is in very good shape,” Robson said. “Our goal has always been to compete with the best in the state and improve the program every year and we achieved that. We never achieved our goal of a state championship, but I think it’s something that could definitely happen. There is always room to grow and to end up No. 2 in the state like we did this year and make a trip to the state, we are happy with what we have built with the kids over the years.”

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