It was recently announced that former College of William and Mary men’s soccer coach Al Albert will be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame. The induction will be on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at a banquet at the Norfolk Scope.
Albert coached the Tribe for 33 seasons, and was the eighth NCAA coach to win more than 400 career matches, and only the third to have 400 wins at one school. His final career record was 401-187-64, which is a .664 winning percentage. He led the Tribe to 12 NCAA Tournaments throughout his tenure as men’s soccer coach.
He played soccer for William & Mary during the team’s move from club to varsity levels. He graduated from W&M in 1969 and returned to be an assistant lacrosse coach before taking over head coaching duties for soccer in 1972.
Albert is a co-founder of both the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and Tidewater Soccer Camps, while he served as president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He currently works for the Tribe Club, as the Associate Director of Development.