From An Eagle to A Longhorn
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) Jeff Keating grew up taking part in youth soccer in DeSoto and was an Eagle when DHS soccer lined up towards Cedar Hill within the Battle of Belt Line twice every season between 2005-2008.
After graduating from DHS in 2008, he had an opportunity to turn into a Longhorn (College of Texas) however selected the College of North Texas.
He graduated from Texas State College and have become an assistant (then, head coach) at DeSoto.
“I’m lastly a Longhorn,” mentioned Keating, who served as DeSoto’s head boys soccer coach from 2017-2021.
At Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty, Keating will train Social Research. He joins a number of former Eagles who turned Longhorns, together with Permenter Center Faculty Principal John Ensley and CHHS instructor/soccer and observe & discipline coach Marcus Hutchins.
Keating believes Cedar Hill has what it takes to qualify for the playoffs for the primary time since 2013.
“We’re going to need to win a number of instances towards the sixth, seventh and eighth place groups in our district,” Keating “After which get a tie or win and discover a means towards groups like Duncanville. We have now expertise. Probably, we may make it to the playoffs, if issues break the straight away.”
Keating’s Eagles have been getting ready to qualifying for the playoffs when the COVID-19 Pandemic canceled the season.
Trying To Elevate Stage of Curiosity In Soccer
He mentioned teaching within the “Battle of Belt Line” will proceed to be one among his highlights every season.
“I feel it’s going to be enjoyable,” Keating mentioned. “I’ll get to compete towards the entire folks I do know in that program.”
Keating is shut buddies with Thomas McNamara, the Cedar Hill head coach from 2017-2021 who accepted a place as an assistant coach at Allen – nearer to his residence.
When McNamara determined to depart, he inspired Keating to use for the place.
Keating mentioned he hopes to raise the extent of curiosity in soccer on campus this fall.
“We’re going to enhance the numbers to 40-to-50 students attempting out for the workforce,” Keating mentioned. “We wish to create an surroundings the place folks wish to play soccer and get higher, with a view to enhance and develop over time.”