Mike Gorni & Terry Underkoffler Elected To Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer congratulates longtime coaches Mike Gorni and Terry Underkoffler on their induction into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Gorni and Underkoffler will be honored at the 2018 PSCA Honors and Awards Banquet on January 26, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel in Harrisburg.
More information on the banquet is available at PASoccerCoaches.org.
Mike Gorni, 2018 PSCA Hall of Fame inductee & Honor Award recipient
From the PSCA press release, "Mike Gorni, former Central Bucks High School East boys soccer coach, will receive the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Honor Award, which is presented to a coach who has been instrumental in promoting soccer throughout the state of Pennsylvania."
Gorni won a PIAA state championship in his final season in charge of CB East in 2015, when the Patriots finished undefeated.
Gorni has also won at the state, region and national levels while coaching with the likes of FC Delco and Lehigh Valley United. He was a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer ODP Coaching Staff for numerous years. Gorni was named the 1991 Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Boys Travel Coach of the Year.
Terry Underkoffler, 2018 PSCA Hall of Fame inductee
Terry Underkoffler, a Souderton High School grad, coached high school soccer at his alma mater in addition to Upper Perkiomen. But it's as a goalkeeper coach that Underkoffler has really made his name. Eight of his former keepers, with Eastern Pennsylvania ODP, have appeared for the United States at the youth national or senior national level including World Cup winner Kim Maslin and two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicole Barnhart.
Underkoffler has been critical in establish goalkeeping coaching techniques as part of the Region I ODP staff for 38 years. He was honored with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Excellence in Coaching Award in 2012.
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