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Coaching legend Schellscheidt steps down
by Paul Kennedy, November 29th, 2011 2:30AM

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[SETON HALL] Manny Schellscheidt, one of the legends of American soccer coaching, is retiring as the head coach at Seton Hall after 24 seasons. Schellscheidt worked at a tool and die factory at the time when he went into full-time coaching. The Pirates were 232-177-48 during his tenure.

(Click here for Mike Woitalla's profile "A coach of all ages" in 2005.)

But Schellscheidt, 70, is perhaps best known for his work in youth soccer, leading New Jersey's Union Lancers to two U-19 McGuire Cup national titles in the late 1980s as a volunteer coach and serving until this fall as the technical director of U.S. Soccer's U-14 boys program, overseeing young players' first steps on the national and international stages.

The German-born Schellscheidt played for the 1973 NASL champion Philadelphia Atoms and coached the U.S. national team briefly in 1975 as well as teams in the NASL and ASL.

Schellscheidt was going to coach the USA at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics but he didn't want to use pros and was replaced at the last minute by national team coach Alkis Panagoulias.

A stint later as the U-20 national team head coach was cut short because of conflicts with his work as Seton Hall head coach.

He is best known as a mentor to Bob Bradley. His former players at Seton Hall include Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan.

Coaching also runs in the family. Granddaughter Brittani Bartok joined the North Carolina women's coaching staff in 2011 as an undergraduate assistant.

“The day comes when it’s done,” Schellscheidt told Frank Giase of the Star-Ledger. “I enjoyed it. The time I spent there, with the players, has been great. I always approached my assignment as an apprenticeship: the player or the student has a chance to spend time with the professor or the coach. The enjoyment I had with them, they gave back to me. That was the beauty of it.”



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