Bill Shellenberger

Bill Shellenberger (Veteran) – Inducted 2010

Sports Illustrated called Bill “the winningest coach ever in college soccer” in 1978. He was the first collegiate soccer coach to win 300 games, completing his career with 371 wins and 31 consecutive winning seasons at Lynchburg College. He introduced soccer to the Lynchburg area in 1952, and two years later his Lynchburg Hornets became the fourth team in Virginia to play collegiate soccer. Bill was a coach, professor, and athletic director, and is credited with being a major force in the growth of collegiate soccer. He has been inducted into eight Halls of Fame, including the National Soccer Hall of Fame, was named Coach of the Year 28 times, and was recognized in 1991 by the Virginia General Assembly for his “Unparalleled Record of Achievement”. He also received the NSCAA’s Honor Award.