Honor Award

The Honor Award is the association’s highest honor recognizing the career of a coach whose work through the association has enhanced the soccer coaching profession and contributed to the game as a whole. Each year, the association honors a distinguished member of its community with the Honor Award. The final presentation is given annually at the United Soccer Coaches Awards Banquet. 

Past Honor Award Recipients

2016 - Ron Broadbent, Spencerport High School (N.Y.) and NSCAA Past President - Watch Honor Award Profile Video
2015 - Gary Avedikian, Centerville High School (Ohio) and NSCAA Past President - Watch Honor Award Profile Video
2014 - Jeff Tipping, Former NSCAA Director of Coaching Education
2013 - Jim Sheldon, Former NSCAA Executive Director - Watch Honor Award Profile Video
2012 - Janet Rayfield, University of Illinois - Watch Honor Award Profile Video
2011 - Al Albert, College of William & Mary - Watch Honor Award Profile Video
2010 - Anson Dorrance, University of North Carolina - Watch Honor Award Introduction Video Part 1 and Part 2
2009 - Jay Engeln, Doherty High School (Colo.)
2008 - Roy Gordon, University of Mary Washington
2007 - Jeff Vennell, The Cranbrook Schools
2006 - Dr. Jay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan University
2005 - Hank Steinbrecher, Former USSF Secretary General
2004 - Dr. Thomas Fleck, Florida Youth Soccer Association
2003 - Mel Lorback, West Chester University
2002 - Dr. Raymond Cieplik, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
2001 - William Holleman, The Lovett School
2000 - Peter Gooding, Amherst College
1999 - Miller A. Bugliari, The Pingry School (N.J.)
1998 - Robert W. Robinson, Lower Merion High School (Pa.)
1997 - Jerry Yeagley, Indiana University
1996 - Clay Berling, Soccer America
1995 - Joseph Morrone, University of Connecticut
1994 - Timothy O. Schum, Binghamton University
1993 - A. Terry Jackson, Wesleyan College
1992 - Robert E. Nye, College of Wooster 
1991 - Russ Carr, Westmont College
1990 - Raymond Bernabei, NISOA
1989 - William H. Shellenberger, Lynchburg College
1988 - Joseph Bean, Wheaton (Ill.) College
1987 - John McKeon, East Stroudsburg State University, and James "Jimmy" Mills, Haverford College
1986 - Walter A. Bahr, Penn State University
1985 - C. Clifford McCrath, Seattle Pacific University
1984 - Julian Menendez, San Jose State University
1983 - Robert J. DiGrazia, University of California
1982 - Harry J. Keough, Saint Louis University
1981 - Charles Matlack, Earlham College
1980 - Donald Baker, Ursinus College
1979 - James "Ted" Chambers, Howard University
1978 - Mickey Cochrane, Bowling Green State University
1977 - Robert Guelker, SIU–Edwardsville
1976 - M.W. "Chick" Jacobus, Kingswood School
1975 - Robert Baptista, Wheaton (Ill.) College
1974 - Alden "Whitey" Burnham, Dartmouth
1973 - John Squires, University of Connecticut
1972 - James Reed, Princeton University
1971 - Donald Minnegan, Towson State College
1970 - Robert Henry "Harry" Rodgers, Referee, Pa.
1969 - Ernst M. Allen Jr., University of North Carolina
1968 - Huntley Parker, SUNY Brockport
1967 - Irv R. Schmid, Springfield College
1966 - Charles R. Scott, University of Pennsylvania
1965 - John R. Eiler, East Stroudsburg State University
1964 - Donald Yonker, Drexel
1963 - John R. Kalloch, Referee
1962 - G.K. "Joe" Guennel, Indiana University
1961 - Carlton Reilly, Brooklyn College
1960 - Isadore "Doe" Yavits, Ithaca College
1959 - Robert Dunn, Swarthmore College
1958 - T. Fred Holloway, SUNY Cortland
1957 - Allison W. Marsh, Amherst College, and Earle C. Waters, West Chester State College
1956 - Richard W. Schmelzer, Rochester Polytechnic Institute
1955 - John A. Wood, Oak Park High School
1954 - E. Paul Patton, Administrator
1953 - Glenn Warner, U.S. Naval Academy
1952 - Lawrence E. Briggs, University of Massachusetts
1951 - Thomas J. Dent, Dartmouth 
1950 - George D. Ritchie, Wethersfield High School
1949 - William Jeffrey, Penn State University
1948 - James A. Walder, Referee
1947 - Douglas T. Stewart, University of Pennsylvania
1946 - G. Randolph Manning, Administrator
1945 - All coaches serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
1944 - John D. Brock, Springfield College
1943 - Thomas G. Taylor, U.S. Naval Academy
1942 - Tom Hamilton, Administrator