Video Pick: A-1 Schellscheidt still coaching -- and playing

Manfred Schellscheidt  in 1970 became the USA's first A-license coach. He won youth, amateur and pro national titles, coached at every level of the U.S. men's national team program, and entered the Hall of Fame in 1990. In 2011, he retired after 24 seasons as Seton Hall coach and 13 years as head of the U.S. U-14 boys national team program. But Schellscheidt, who turns 76 in two weeks, continues to coach -- and play.

Schellscheidt coaches at the New York Bulls youth academy and it was at Red Bull Arena that Schellscheidt’s friends and colleagues celebrated his 75th birthday last year and created a tribute video that features, among others, Sacha Kljestan, Tony Meola, John Harkes and Tab Ramos.

Schellscheidt's granddaughter, Brittani Bartok, produced this video of Schellscheidt enjoying "the magic of the ball."

3 comments about "Video Pick: A-1 Schellscheidt still coaching -- and playing".
  1. cony konstin, January 3, 2017 at 7:26 p.m.

    This another reason why we need 600,000 futsal courts throughout the US. Why? Because the game is the best teacher...

  2. Bob Cowell, January 5, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

    Happy 75th Birthday.
    You gave me the opportunity to practice with the men at Farchers when I 16 and worked with me that summer. My tryouts in Connecticut with the Bicenntenial Team to Rider College at age 25 were a dream almost coming true. my knee injuries in college were to much to complete the dream. Seeing u at Seton Hall U brought back the goodness of your heart in my life.

  3. Bob Cowell, January 5, 2017 at 11:05 a.m.

    Were is the boys club in the winter pick ups. I'm 68 and would love to visit and try to play a little. Love to see Manny.
    Bob Cowell

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