Philadelphia soccer legend Lew Meehl
has stepped down as Drexel men's coach after 17 years. The
former Temple All-American and Philadelphia Atom has coached at the Division I level at Philadelphia Textile and Drexel for a combined 26 years with a 236-202-54 record.
"For the last 40
years as a player and a coach, soccer has been a huge part of my life," Meehl said. "I feel the time has come for me to devote more time to my family and my grandchildren. It has been a great
experience at Drexel. The commitment of our athletic administration has been exceptional. My assistant coaches, Woody Hartman
and Rick Tompkins
, were a big part of the success we have had here at Drexel."
Meehl was a five-time Philadelphia Soccer Six Coach of the Year. In 2009, the Dragons had 5-12-1
record and went undefeated in Soccer Six play to earn a share of the league title.
Meehl was a three-time All-America midfielder at Temple and enjoyed an 11-year professional soccer
career highlighted by a 1973 championship season as a member of the NASL Atoms. He's a former player-coach for the MISL's Philadelphia Fever. MEN'S
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