Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
3. OBITUARY: Soccer pioneer Eiler dies at age of 93
August 23rd, 2006 6:49PM

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
Seahawks extend longest win streak since 1998    
[UNC WILMINGTON-NORTH CAROLINA Men] Jamie Dell scored twice, including the game-winner in the 80th minute, as ...
Hoosiers respond quickly after fast Kristo goal    
[INDIANA-SAINT LOUIS: Men] No. 12 Indiana gave up a goal to Robert Kristo from 35 yards ...
Notre Dame, UC Irvine and Davidson top RPI rankings    
[MEN'S SOCCER] Defending champion Notre Dame is No. 1 in the initial NCAA Division I Men's ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] On Thursday, California and Washington open play in Pac-12 men's action. For listings of ...
Orange soccer no longer an afterthought    
[SYRACUSE: Men] Syracuse came into the ACC in 2013 with a reputation as a basketball and ...
Brynjarsdottir is difference for Seminoles    
[FLORIDA STATE-VIRGINIA: Women] An early blast by Icelandic international Dagny Brynjarsdottir, her seventh goal of the ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] After suffering its first loss of the season on Thursday, No. 3 Virginia Tech ...
No. 1 Bruins fall to Toreros as offense stalls    
[SAN DIEGO-UCLA: Men] Defender Patrick Zimmer, a German transfer from Division II West Florida, scored in ...
Sun Devils 'bummed' about only holding No. 1 Bruins to tie    
[ARIZONA STATE-UCLA: Women] No. 1 UCLA trailed for the first time this but came back to ...
Utes show what is possible in holding Cardinal even    
[UTAH-STANFORD: Women] No. 4 Stanford allowed a goal for the first time this season, and it ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives