Hall of Fame Soccer Player, Coach. As one of the St Louis contingent that formed the bulk of the US national team in the 1950 World Cup, he captained the team in their opening game vs Spain and then started at right fullback in the famous upset win over England. In all he played 19 times for the United States from 1949-1957, scoring one goal, and captained the US Olympic Soccer team in 1952 and 1956. As a youth player, his team won the US Junior Cup in 1946. He served in the US Navy and then returned to St Louis to work as a postman. As a player he won a US Amateur Cup in 1952 and six straight US Amateur Cups from 1956 to 1961, playing mostly for Kutis SC of St Louis, where he also won the US Open Cup (at that time the top prize in US soccer) in 1957. After his retirement as a player, he became coach of St Louis University in 1967, leading them to an NCAA co-championship that same year. He also won NCAA championships in 1969, 1970, 1972, and 1973, with a 45 game unbeaten streak from 1969 to 1972, with a final record of 213-50-23. He was named to the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976, and acted as a US Soccer Federation ambassador for the game in his later years. His son Ty is a well-known soccer broadcaster with ESPN and ABC.
Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert