Penn Stater alumnus and father of PSU Keeper Danny Sheerin, Daniel Sheerin shared this story from MLS.com on Facebook. It is a wonderful story about US Soccer legend Walter Bahr. He began Penn State Men’s Soccer coach kn later years after Bill Jeffrey, US national coach and the one for whom Jeffrey Field is named.
According to Wikipedia: During his 14-year tenure at Penn State, the team was selected to the NCAA Tournament 12 times. He was NSCAA Coach of the Year in 1979 and elected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame in 1995. His overall coaching record is 448 wins, 137 losses, and 70 draws.
When he came to offer his condolences he presented is with his US Soccer patch as a gift to Mack. That was just the beginning of realizing how incredible the soccer community is. Coach Bahr is simply one of the best and most humble men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. So is his current successor, Bob Warming. And so many others we have been fortunate to meet through soccer and Penn State