Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
3. OBITUARY: Soccer pioneer Eiler dies at age of 93
August 23rd, 2006 6:49PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


John R. Eiler, who led alma mater East Stroudsburg as a coach to the NAIA national championship in 1962 and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in 1964 and 1965, died last week at the age of 93 in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

He built the Warriors into one of the first national powers in college soccer. Among the players he coached was Al Miller, who later coached Hartwick, the Philadelphia Atoms and the U.S. national team.

“We all respected him,” said Miller told the Pocono Record.  “He didn’t have a lot of rules, but those that he had were firm.  He always meant what he said.”

Added Miller, "He had an enormous influence on my wanting to be a coach.  I came into school as a baseball guy, but after meeting Coach Eiler I became a soccer guy."

Eiler's overall coaching record was 150-41-6 over 20 seasons, including 77-25-7 at East Stroudsburg.

Eiler served as the president of the NSCAA and ISAA and won the NSCAA's Honor Award in 1965. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993. East Stroudsburg's Eiler-Martin Stadium is named in honor of Eiler and the late Eugene Martin, head football coach and Dean of Men at the school.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Men's College Cup: Stanford repeats as national champ    
Stanford repeated as the NCAA Division I men's champion, winning its second shootout in three days ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NCAA Division I Men    
Men's College Cup runner-up Wake Forest placed three seniors on the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division I ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NAIA    
Hastings sophomore Daniel Whitehall (34 goals and added nine assists) and Northwestern Ohio sophomore Camilla Andersen ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division I    
Tyler sophomore Yazeed Matthews and Monroe freshman Eleni Markou were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior College ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division III    
Richland sophomore Mikkel Rohde and Diablo Valley sophomore Katie McLaughlin were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior ...
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives