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December 6, 2012
Ex-Hall coach Schellscheidt named Jeffrey award winner

Manfred Schellscheidt will be honored at the NSCAA convention next month.
Manfred Schellscheidt will be honored at the NSCAA convention next month.
Photo courtesy of Seton Hall
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. Ė Former Seton Hall University menís soccer coach Manfred (Manny) Schellscheidt has been named National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Bill Jeffrey long-term service award winner.

Schellscheidt, who has coached at the youth, college and professional levels, will receive his honor on Friday, Jan. 18, at the 2013 NSCAA awards banquet, in Indianapolis, Ind.

The NSCAA annually honors three individuals who have elevated the game of soccer at the college, high school and youth level, through his or her long-term dedication to the game.

The Bill Jeffrey Award, handed out since 1972, is named after the former Penn State coach who played a critical role in the formation of the NSCAA, serving as president in 1948. Jeffrey also was the coach of the 1950 U.S. World Cup that stunned England in the competition, 1-0. It was considere one of the greatest upsets in American soccer history.

One of the most respected and revered coaches and tacticians in collegiate soccer, Schellscheidt spent 24 seasons as coach at Seton Hall before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2011 season.

Over the nearly quarter century Schellscheidt spent at Seton Hall he led the Pirates to a 232-177-42 overall record and a 104-85-16 mark in BIG EAST play. His teams captured two BIG EAST Championships (1988, 1991), qualified for nine NCAA Tournament berths and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2001.

Schellscheidt coached five All-Americans at Seton Hall, including three first-team selections in Pat OíKelly, Hector Zamora and Sacha Kljestan. He twice was named New Jersey Coach of the Year (1995, 1998) and was tabbed as the BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2005.

Schellscheidt coached in the old American Soccer League and North American Soccer League. He also directed the Union Lancers to consecutive national Under-19 crowns in 1987 and 1988.

His career honors also included induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1990, the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 1991 and Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League Hall of Fame in 2003.

Schellscheidt is only the second coach from a Big East institution to receive the Bill Jeffrey Long-Term Service Award. The University of Connecticutís Joseph Morrone was honored in 1991.
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