Jerry Yeagley enters the 2001 season as the winningest active coach in men's collegiate soccer. In his 28 years with Indiana, 494 victories rank second on the all-time list. An .825 winning percentage led the country in that time span and stands as the third best mark in NCAA history. Jerry has led the Hoosiers to five NCAA titles and 14 College Cup appearances, including 10 championship game appearances.
Yeagley has won National Coach of the Year honors an unprecedented five times (1976, '80, '94, '98, '99). He has also been named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times, including three straight years. The Hoosiers have an incredible 119-6-5 record against Big Ten opponents, and have been conference champs eight times.
Indiana soccer has earned back-to-back national crowns twice, in 1982-83 and 1998-99. Jerry's teams own a 58-20 (.744) record in tournament play, the best of any school. That covers 25 NCAA tournament berths, including 14 consecutive from 1987 to 2000. No one else has matched such a feat.
With Yeagley at the helm, the Hoosiers have record unbeaten streaks of 46 NCAA games and 68 Big Ten games. Many players become
All-Americans, Olympians, professional or national team members. Every freshman soccer class at Indiana has participated in at least one College Cup during their four years, something no other program in the country has accomplished.
Jerry makes the ranks of both the United States Soccer Federation Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. Previous titles include Chairman of the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and President of the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America. He is the only person to have played on a high school state championship team, an NCAA Championship team, and coach an NCAA championship squad.
Yeagley earned his bachelor's degree from West Chester State and master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He and wife Marilyn reside in Bloomington. Son Todd plays for the Columbus Crew.