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Boys Soccer: Soccer success is music to South Fayette coach's ears

Written by Jason Mackey on .

Jason Mackey profiles South Fayette boys soccer coach Rob Eldridge.

"The basement of Rob Eldridge's McDonald home provides a fascinating window into two very different worlds in which he excels.

At the center hangs a gigantic TV, perfect for playing video games and watching sports. Nearby there's a weight bench and workout area. Go left or right, and you'll see either Eldridge's home recording studio or his collection of albums and vintage sound equipment, both impressive.

Real life or metaphorically speaking, sports and music are never terribly far apart for Eldridge.

"It's important to have that balance in my life," said Eldridge, who has been the South Fayette boys soccer coach since 2007 and a professional musician for much of his adult life. "I'm sort of a restless person. I need to be doing things.""