Joe Morrone, Legendary UConn Soccer Coach, Dies; Led Huskies For 28 Seasons – Hartford Courant

Legendary UConn men’s soccer coach Joe Morrone has passed away. Morrone, who built the program into a national power and won a national championship in 1981, died Wednesday night at 79 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

When Morrone retired from coaching in 1996 after 39 seasons at UConn and Middlebury he was one of only four college head coaches with at least 400 career victories.

In 1996, Morrone received the National Soccers Coaches Association of America Honor award and in 2002 he was inducted into the NSCAA Hall of Fame in 2002.


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