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Oli Marmol is the only current coach of a sports team from St. Louis

Professional sports in St. Louis have always been strong. The Rams drew huge crowds to the Dome in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the St. Louis Blues boasted some of the best players, including Brett Hull, Bernie Federko and Wayne Gretzky, and the St. Louis Cardinals are one of the biggest baseball franchises in North America, along with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.

Becoming a coach or manager of a St. Louis team is the dream of many coaches across the country. When the city received a well-deserved soccer franchise, coaches across the country sought the opportunity to coach in a soccer city like St. Louis.

At the start of their respective 2023-2024 seasons, the coaches of the St. Louis sports teams were all incumbent single-man coaches. Craig Berube returned for his 6th season with the Blues, Bradley Carnell hoped to repeat the first-place finish in the conference for St. Louis City, and Oliver Marmol hoped to regain the trust of fans and management in his 3rd year with the Cardinals.

Although the Blues hadn't been to the playoffs in two years, Berube's track record – which included a Stanley Cup win in 2019 – made him a strong candidate for the job as long as the team was successful. Carnell led City to first place in the conference in the franchise's inaugural season, so hopes were high for the soccer club.

Before the season, Marmol seemed like the coach most likely to be fired in 2023 after a 71-91 season. Even after his contract extension, he was definitely on the hot seat and his team's performance was being watched very closely. Instead, Marmol is the only remaining manager of the three.

Craig Berube was fired after the Blues began the season with a 13-14 record, and Bradley Carnell was recently relieved of his coaching duties as City had a 3-7-10 record and finished 12th in the Western Conference.

Oliver Marmol, on the other hand, was able to lead the Cardinals to a much better result than last year, putting them firmly in the playoff discussions. To the surprise of many in St. Louis, Oliver Marmol remains the last man among the coaches in St. Louis.