Jack Huckel | Coach | U16/U17 Boys

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Men's college coach for 20 years: Skidmore College, Maine Maritime Academy, and George Mason University 


 Skills and Competencies

For 30 years I demonstrated an ability to train and motivate teams to success.

I am able to:

1) Set the environment so teams strive for success;

2) Increase their physical fitness;

3) Improve individual technical ability; and

4) Bring an understanding of tactics to a team.

Employment History

12/2009 – Present Founder& Principal of J.R. Huckel & Associates, a firm that provides advice and counsel to Halls of Fame regarding elections and inductions

5/2000 – 12/2009 Director of Museum and Archives, Public Relations Manager, National Soccer Hall of Fame, Oneonta, NY.

Responsible for museum exhibits and the collection, managing the Hall of Fame election program, the Induction Weekend program, the education program, maintaining communications with Hall of Famers and public relations with other constituent groups, such as media.

1980  2000 Men’s Soccer Coach at Skidmore College, Maine Maritime Academy, and George Mason University. Various teaching and additional coaching responsibilities at each institution.

1968 1981 Teacher and coach at several schools in Connecticut, Colorado, New Jersey, and Virginia. Taught mathematics and physical education and coached multiple sports.


Earned United States Soccer Federation ‘A’ License and National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Diploma, highest soccer coaching accreditation available in the United States.

Attended Canadian Soccer Association Preliminary Badge course instructed by Charles Hughes, Vancouver, 1984

1977 MA, Concentration in Exercise Physiology, Department of Physical Education, University of Denver.

1968 AB in Psychology, Grove City College, Grove City, PA

NSCAA Involvement

  • NSCAA Member since 1973

  • Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Executive Committee, NSCAA Board of Directors

  • Member, NSCAA Coach of the Year Committee responsible for New York State, 1990s

  • Member, NSCAA History & Records Committee, mid 90s to present

  • Chair, NSCAA Hall of Fame Committee, 1994 to Present

  • NSCAA Assistant Historian

  • Member, NSCAA Awards Committee

  • Member, NSCAA Banquet Subcommittee

  • Have attended the annual NSCAA Convention on a regular basis since 1976, attended between 25 and 30 conventions in that time period

Other Soccer Involvement

  • Coach, Saratoga Springs Soccer Club U-17 Boys team, Spring, 2011

  • Player, high school, college, and amateur levels, 1962 – present

  • Organizer and administrator, first USSF Coaching Course in Colorado, 1974

  • Summer Soccer Camp coach and administrator, 1973 – 2000, 2011

  • Member, NAIA New England Soccer Committee, 1980s

  • Member and Chair, New York ECAC Soccer Committee, 1990s

  • Member and Chair, New York NCAA Division III Soccer Committee, 1990s

  • Training Director, Saratoga Springs Soccer Club, 1990s