On Tuesday, November 23rd, the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame will induct its 19th class and an Abington High School Coach is among the five inductees.
Randy Garber, current boys’ soccer coach at Abington High School and former professional soccer player will be inducted. Garber played soccer at Abington High and then for his collegiate career he played at Penn State. Garber played professionally in the NASL (North American Soccer League) and then in the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) for a total of 5 years. He also played on one U.S. National team in 1975.
Garber has helmed the boys’ soccer program at Abington High since 1994. In 2012, his team won the PIAA District One championship and were finalists in 1993 and 2007.
This isn’t Garber’s first accolade. From The Reporter:
Garber worked his way up the coaching ladder. He began in the youth soccer ranks and was named the 1996 NSCAA Youth Soccer Coach of the Year. In 1997 he was named the Eastern PA Youth Soccer Coach of the Year. And in 2007 he was named the Southeastern PA Coaches Association Coach of the Year. In 2012 he also received the Eastern PA Youth Soccer Excellence in Coaching Award.
Garber is currently in three other Hall of Fames; the Southeastern PA Soccer Hall of Fame, the Mercer County College Hall of Fame and the Abington High School HOF.
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