Marc Kelly is going out on top — literally.
The 12-year head coach at Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) recently announced to the faculty his plan to resign as the school’s boys’ soccer coach.
Kelly’s teams went 242-21-5 in 12 years, and he leaves having won the last match he coached — the Arizona Class 5A state title. Brophy won three state titles during his tenure, including two of the last three years.
Brophy Prep finished No. 5 in the 2012-13 Winter ESR Top 50 in a season where the squad went undefeated in Arizona, losing only to national No. 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) and No. 4 San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.).
Over the past 12 years, Brophy has sent players to Duke, Harvard, Virginia, Penn, Boston College, San Diego, Gonzaga, Holy Cross, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, Air Force, Creighton, University of Washington, University of New Mexico, San Francisco, Portland, Long Island University, San Diego State, among others. In addition, past Brophy players have been on U.S. National Teams, international clubs in Iceland, Sweden, Mexico, China and England, as well as several Major League Soccer players.