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Rennie and Jacobus inducted into Hall of Fame
January 15th, 2012 7:50PM

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[AWARDS] Former Duke men's coach John Rennie and the late M. “Chick” Jacobus of Kingswood School in West Hartford, Conn., were inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame.

Rennie built Duke into a soccer powerhouse, winning the Blue Devils' first NCAA national championship in any sport in 1986.

During his 36 seasons of college coaching, he compiled a career mark of 454-207-49, including a 410-161-35 record in his 29 seasons at Duke and led the Blue Devils to five five trips to the College Cup (1982, 1986, 1992, 1995 and 2004).

Five of his players earned Hermann Trophy honors. Since his retirement as Duke’s coach after the 2007 season, Rennie has been active with U.S. Club Soccer and in 2009 was named the organization’s director of youth development.

Jacobus was a 1924 graduate of Kingswood and returned to the school in 1932 after attending Princeton and remained there as a faculty member for his entire professional life, except for a stint in service during World War II.

In 24 seasons, Jacobus fashioned a record of 115-77-25. He was president of the NSCAA in 1964, becoming only the second non-collegiate coach to serve in the capacity. He received the NSCAA’s Honor Award in 1976 and passed away in 1982, leaving no surviving family.



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  1. Simon Provan
    commented on: January 16, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
    And what happened to Jim Launders, who led Wisconsin over Duke in the 95 title game and whose team didn't let in a single goal during the tournament? That's right, he got fired because a couple of bench players complained that they didn't get playing time. To this day I still say, what a shame and a sham.


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