RENSHAW, Michael Lawrence Michael Lawrence Renshaw passed away on February 17, 2021 at the age of 72. Mike was born in Manchester, England to Lawrence and Margaret Renshaw and had three younger siblings John, Bernie, and Loz. Since the day he could walk, Mike had a soccer ball at his feet. Mike started his soccer career playing for Blackpool. At age 19, Mike responded to an ad for "top class young players to play professionally in the United States." Mike met with them, and the rest is history. This twist of fate resulted in Mike traveling the world doing what he loved best, playing soccer, and ending up in Dallas playing, and later coaching, for the Tornado. In 1973, Mike accomplished his dream of playing for the National Team but just the wrong one, the U.S. National Team. Later in life, Mike found his true passion coaching women's high school soccer. While he was the women's varsity coach at ESD, he led the team to four consecutive SPC Championships. Mike is survived by his siblings and their families and his five children Claire, Lauren, Michael, Kate, and Alex and eight grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Coach Renshaw will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1pm in ESD's All Saints Chapel and broadcast live online.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 21, 2021.