BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, November 28, 2011
Today it was announced that former US national team head coach Manny Schellscheidt is retiring from coaching.
Schellscheidt, 70, had been the head coach for Seton Hall University for the previous 24 years. As head coach of the Pirates, he lead the school to two Big East titles.
Schellscheidt was the head coach of the US national team in 1975 and he coached the 1984 US Olympic team for the Los Angeles games.
Schellscheidt was born in Sollingen, Germany but moved to the United States in the 1970s. Shortly after moving to the United States he played with Elizabeth SC of the German-American Soccer League. In 1970 and 1972, they won the US Open Cup.
In 1973 Schellscheidtsigned with the Philadelphia Atoms of the NASL and they won the title in his first year there.
In 1990, Schellscheidt was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.