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Coach Sy Ketkeo

Coaching Experience

  • North FC 2018-present
  • Buckeye Soccer Association
  • Boys Travel 2009-2018
  • Girls Travel 1996-2006, 2020-present
  • Buckeye High School Varsity assistant 2000-2010
  • Buckeye JV coach 2011-2014
  • Holds F license

Playing Experience

  • Buckeye High School 1994-1997
    • 4 year starter
    • 4 year starter
    • Medina Gazette honorable mention senior year
  • Heidelberg college 1998-1999


Favorite Soccer Team

Tottenham Spurs


Favorite Position

Center back because I like to bother, annoy, anyone going to goal. Also, you can see the game a little better and read what is happening on the field.
Sometimes center midfield too


Best Soccer Memory

2016 U11 boys travel, Starburst Tournament.
After going 2-6 in the A division of travel soccer, these boys were put in a tough bracket with other club teams. Mind you, this was our first overnight tournament while others we just local ones. Well, these boys won their division and was heading into the championship game against a very good FC Union out of Michigan. After a long delay, due to weather, the game was heading into overtime after a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation. It was still tied after the overtime and now onto penalty kicks. 😬 First penalty was a good, the other team missed/goalie saved. Second one missed and they scored. It was down to our last kicker, with us up 3-2. We make it and we win, miss they have a chance to tie. Well, history was made, 5th kicker scores and these boys won the tournament and went undefeated! To this day, these boys talk about it.


Favorite Quote

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one”- Dolly Parton


Favorite Soccer Player

Roberto Baggio


Favorite Places to Visit

Thailand because that’s where I was born or Laos


Favorite Pre-Game Meal

In my younger days, I like to have a banana, oranges, or an energy bar. Now, it’s just Advil 😂


Favorite Soccer Brand

Diadora or Adidas