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Former UK punter Tim Masthay returns to Lexington area for soccer head coaching job

Photo via Model High School

Photo via Model High School

Tim Masthay spent four years in the Bluegrass (2005-08) before heading to the NFL and winning a Super Bowl, but now, he’s back in the Bluegrass.

The former Cat has accepted the head coaching position at Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Kentucky… For the boys’ soccer team.

While the BBN may remember Masthay for his punts and his bright red hair, he also grew up playing soccer. During his senior year at Murray High School, he was punting and place-kicking for the football team while also serving as the team’s leading wide receiver. That same year, he was tabbed an all-state soccer player and recorded 23 goals and six assists. He also competed on the baseball and basketball teams.

Since his time in the blue-and-white, Masthay has spent time (and won a Super Bowl) with the Green Bay Packers. At the end of the 2010 season, he punted six times for 243 net yards to help secure a Super Bowl ring for himself and his teammates. He continued to play for Green Bay until he was released in August, 2016. Now, he’ll have the chance to get back to those soccer roots in his home state.

Since his departure from the NFL he’s moved back to Kentucky, where he’s worked as an assistant men’s soccer coach for Centre College and as a soccer coach at the local club level. Now, he’s moving into a head coaching role. Masthay was introduced to his team and the media inside Model’s library Tuesday. Check out the Herald Leader’s full coverage of the afternoon here.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

3 Comments for Former UK punter Tim Masthay returns to Lexington area for soccer head coaching job

  1. az1006
    10:04 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    I played baseball against Masthay in high school, but he was Murray’s best player on every team. FREAK athlete.

    • 270cat
      11:48 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, it wasn’t fun playing soccer against him.

  2. JTHinton
    10:13 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    It’ll be interesting to see how much, if any, success he has. Plays in the hardest region in the state at one of the historically worst programs in the region.