Michael Robson | Assistant Coach
The 2017 season marks the third year for Michael Robson as an assistant coach at his alma mater. The former Billiken student-athlete was hired at SLU in February 2015.
Robson played for the Billikens from 2009 to 2012. He helped SLU capture Atlantic 10 Conference Championship crowns as a freshman and senior. In all, he played in 72 games and recorded three goals and six assists. Robson was an All-Conference choice as a junior and an All-Region selection his sophomore year.
Robson was chosen as the program’s Mark Demling Award winner following his senior campaign. That honor goes to a Billiken who puts the team first and foremost and gives everything he has to the team.
A native of St. Louis, Robson played four years at Chaminade and helped the squad to a state championship in 2006. He also played club ball for St. Louis Scott Gallagher. Robson’s brother, Kevin, is an assistant coach at Indiana University.
Tim Kelly | Goalkeeper Coach
Tim Kelly began his third stint as the Billikens' goalkeepers coach in August 2013.
A highly respected keepers coach not just in the St. Louis area but nationally, Kelly served the Billikens from 2005-06, then again in 2009.
During his first stint at SLU as a part-time coach, Kelly guided veteran keeper Jeff Sackman to nine victories and a 1.27 GAA in 2005. In 2006, he mentored freshman Ross Kaufman, who posted a 12-3-1 record and a 0.81 GAA, as SLU advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Kelly returned to the Billiken staff in 2009 as SLU’s first full-time goalkeepers coach. That year, Kaufman posted a 1.17 GAA as the Billikens won the Atlantic 10 Conference title and again advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Billikens’ current goalkeeper, senior Sascha Otte, ranks among the NCAAA’s active leaders in career shutouts.
Kelly currently serves as the director of goalkeepers for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. Additionally, Kelly was as an assistant for the St. Louis Athletica women’s professional team in 2009-10, with whom he coached U.S. National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo. He has also worked with keepers Dominic Cervi, Joe Willis and numerous other NCAA Division I student-athletes.
A native of St. Louis, Kelly played professionally for the Kansas City Wizards (MLS) in 1997 and the Arizona Sahuaros (USL) in 1998.