Jim Lennox to be Inducted into the NSCAA Hall of Fame
Posted by NSCAA on Nov 6, 2013
One of the most dedicated and respected college soccer coaches will be recognized by the World’s Largest Soccer Coaches’ Organization in January.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is inducting Jim Lennox, senior national staff coach and former Director of Coaching Education, into the NSCAA Hall of Fame. The induction will take place Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the NSCAA Awards Banquet at the 2014 Convention in Philadelphia.
Lennox’s soccer career has spanned more than 45 years, starting at Mitchell College in New London, Conn., in 1969. While there, he was named NSCAA Junior College Coach of the Year in 1975 before moving on to Hartwick College (N.Y.) in 1976.
At Hartwick, he produced a perennial powerhouse team that made 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, five visits to the Final Four Championship Tournament, and won the national championship title in 1977. He was also twice named NSCAA National Coach of the Year in NCAA Division I; the first time in 1977 and the second time in 1984.
Lennox’s overall record at Hartwick was 318-163-43 (.648) during his 25-year tenure from 1977-2002. After his tenure with the Hawks, he served as director of coaching for the Connecticut Youth Soccer Association (2003-06) and currently serves as assistant coach of women’s soccer at St. Rose College (N.Y.).
Lennox has long been involved with the NSCAA, serving as its Director of Coaching from 1983-1990, and is currently a senior national staff coach in the NSCAA Coaching Academy. He is the recipient of the Walt Chyzowych Award for Lifetime Achievement (2013), the Bill Jeffery College Long-Term Service Award (2009), the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award (2000), and a NSCAA Letter of Commendation (1989).
Lennox has also been elected to the Hartwick College, Mitchell College and East Stroudsburg University Halls of Fame.
The NSCAA Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to honor achievement in coaching, work on behalf of the NSCAA and lifetime contributions to the game of soccer. Each year one or two members (past or present) are selected to the NSCAA Hall of Fame.
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