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Walter Bahr

Soccer

Local

Joined the Lighthouse Boys Club in Kensington at the age of 11

Led the Philadelphia Nationals to 3 American Soccer League titles (1950-51, 1953)

Twice played in the U.S. Open Cup Final with the Nationals (1949, 1952)

Won 2 more American Soccer League titles with another area team, Uhrik Truckers (1955, 1956)

Member of the U.S. National Team earning 19 full international caps (1948-57)

Served as captain of the 1948 USA Olympic Soccer team

Served as captain of the 1950 USA World Cup Soccer team

Supplied the pass that led to Joe Gaetiens’ winning goal against England

This was considered one of the biggest upsets in FIFA World Cup Soccer history

Coached Frankford High to 5 city championships and 6 Public League titles

Head Coach of Temple University Men’s Soccer (1970-73)

Head Coach of Penn State University Men’s Soccer (1974-88)

Led the Nittany Lions to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 14 years

Named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year (1979)

Career coaching record of 448-137-70

Widely considered one of the greatest American players of his time

Inducted into the Temple University Athletes Hall of Fame (1971)

Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (1997)

Inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame (1995)

Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame (1976)

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Class VII (2010)

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Class IV (2007)

Class III (2006)

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