Head Soccer Coach Jeremy McElduff resigned, June 3, 2019 after a 17-year tenure with the program. McElduff joined the coaching staff in 2003 as an assistant and was promoted to head coach in 2011. While McElduff was on staff, the Stars compiled a 298-78-6 record, which included nine Missouri State High School Activities Association District Titles and five State Championships. As the head coach, McElduff compiled a 154-32-1 record, which resulted in back-to-back MSHSAA second place finishes in 2013-14, and back-to-back MSHSAA State Championships in 2015-16. Under his tutelage, 60 student-athletes earned All-District honors, 32 All-State honors, five State Players of the Year, two Gatorade Players of the Year and five All-Americans. 27 student-athletes advanced their soccer careers into the collegiate ranks. McElduff was named the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year four times. STA's .823 winning percentage during his tenure makes his teams the winningest in STA history.
"I would like to be the first to thank and congratulate Coach Mac on 17 wonderful years with our program," Athletic Director Ty Abney said. "It's truly been an honor to work alongside him for the last eight years and I am incredibly grateful of the friendship we've built. More so, I appreciate the work he's done with our student-athletes. His dedication to the girls and our program has been unmatched. I can't think him enough for the countless hours spent helping better the soccer program and our athletic department. Coach Mac has been a constant in our office and role model to the younger coaches on staff. I will miss the time spent."
McElduff, a Spanish teacher at Rockhurst High School said the decision to step aside was one of the hardest he's had to make to this point in his career.
"After thinking about and reflecting on it for more than a year, I have decided to step down as the soccer coach at St. Teresa's Academy," McElduff said. I am proud to leave behind a strong group with the power to be very successful for the next several years. I want to thank everyone for 17 wonderful years at STA as an assistant and head coach. I am very glad I had the opportunity to coach the girls at STA. Every season was successful and fulfilling to me. Whether we were state champions or lost in districts, my priority in coaching is always to develop the players as people and team players. I have always been happy and very lucky to be a part of this team and be able to do that at STA. I hope the players and coaches I've worked with at STA have enjoyed their time with us as much as I have. I will always remember my time here fondly."
The search for McElduff's replacement will begin promptly.