Soccer coach retires after 24 years at the Hall

Seton Hall University’s longest tenured athletic coach has retired from his position at the University

Men’s soccer head coach Manny Schelscheidt announced today that he is stepping down from his position with the Hall, ending a 24 year career with Seton Hall.

“Manfred has been the face of this program for more than two decades,” Patrick Lyons, Seton Hall Director of Athletics, said in a release by the University. “Throughout his historic tenure, he has represented this University with great class and character. We are indebted to him for his years, not only as a coach, but as a mentor and molder of men. We wish him all the best in his future.”

During his time with the Pirates, Schellscheidt had a 232-177-48 record, becoming the all-time winningest coach in Seton Hall history. Additionally, he led the Hall to two Big East Championships, seven conference title game appearances, nine NCAA tournament appearances and the 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

“Those who know me well know that, while I may be retiring from full-time coaching, I will not be retiring from soccer or my interest in Seton Hall. I plan to watch games next fall with former players and colleagues … and I’m already looking forward to playing in next year’s alumni game,” Schellscheidt said in a statement released by the University. “Seton Hall has given me the opportunity to coach remarkably talented young men for more than two decades and for that I will always be thankful.”

According to the Seton Hall Athletic Department, a nationwide search for Schellscheidt’s successor will begin immediately.

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