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Helmut Werner

Helmut Werner, born in Ukraine, Russia, graduated from Lynchburg College in 1961. During his collegiate soccer career, he was named All-State and Regional All-American from 1957-60 and All-American in 1960. He also led the U.S. in goals and assists in 1959. Werner was in the first class to be inducted into his alma mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. Werner took over the men’s soccer head coaching position at Randolph-Macon College in 1962 and remained there through 2004. During his impressive 43 seasons at RMC, Werner’s teams had 34 winning campaigns, including ten in a row from 1991-2000. He has a record of 417-242-66 throughout his coaching career. Werner ranks in the top twenty in the nation among all men’s soccer coaches. Because of the success of his teams, Werner earned Coach of the Year honors from various organizations including: ODAC in 1999; VCAA in 1974; VISA in 1974, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1992 and 1993; and National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Atlantic Region in 1998. Besides his role as Randolph-Macon’s soccer coach, Werner also served the college in other capacities. He was the swimming coach for 10 seasons and the tennis coach for 27 seasons, earning championships in both sports. In addition, he taught physical education classes and was the athletic department chair from 1987-1997 and director of athletics from 1996-1997. In 2001, he was inducted into the Virginia-D.C. Soccer Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Lynchburg Hall of Fame.

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