LEBANON, Penn. – Men's Soccer Head Coach Keith Fulk recently received a prestigious sports honor, as he was inducted into the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame at the beginning of November.
Fulk, a Pennsylvania native and longtime soccer specialist, is entering his second year as the Saint Leo men's soccer coach.
"Being from such a talent-laden state, I am extremely honored and humbled to be included with such a great group of professionals," stated Fulk. "Pennsylvania taught me everything I know and the people in the state molded me into the person I am today. I'm proud to go into the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and have a lasting legacy next to my father, as well as every other inductee, past, present, and future."
Fulk's notoriety immediately skyrocketed as he captained his 1977 and 1979 Elco High School men's soccer team to state championships. He was then selected a Parade All-American his senior year.
After high school, he assisted the 1981 University of Tampa's men's soccer team to a National Championship.
Stints with a professional indoor soccer club, in addition to two year stay with Ireland's Bray Wanders club, soon presented Fulk with his first coaching position. His guidance led his alma mater, Tampa, to the National Championship in 2001, as well as receiving NSCAA Coach of the Year honors.
After Tampa, Fulk helmed the sidelines for Division I West Virginia University before taking the assistant spot for the United State 17-under National Team.
The Myerstown, Penn. native capped his pre-Saint Leo days in 2004 when he was tabbed the Director of Boys at the IMG Soccer Academy in Sarasota, Fla.
Joining Fulk in the 2011 class is Walt Long (sports writer), Tony Louwerse (baseball), Kramer Williamson (auto racing), Paul Devorski (NHL referee), and Ben Witter (golf).
Fulk also joins his mentor in the Hall as he will sit alongside his father, Bill, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983 after his long and successful baseball (Detroit Tigers) and soccer (West Chester State College).