Wilson Hartranft honored as a soccer coaching legend

Wilson Hartranft, a former boys soccer coach at Conrad Weiser, recently received a prestigious accolade by being inducted into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame on January 27. Hartranft, who coached at his alma mater from 1959 to 1988, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, describing it as a tremendous honor.

Throughout his coaching career, Hartranft achieved remarkable success with the Conrad Weiser boys soccer team. In 1967, he led the Scouts to the Berks title, and in 1984, they clinched the District 3 championship. Hartranft’s exceptional coaching skills earned him several accolades, including being named the Berks Boys Soccer League Coach of the Year in 1967, 1983, 1984, and 1988. In 1988, he was also honored as the Pennsylvania Coach of the Year.

Reflecting on his accomplishments, Hartranft acknowledged the collective effort it took to achieve success. He credited the support of the community, the school, the families, and most importantly, the players for contributing to the team’s achievements. Hartranft expressed his gratitude for having the privilege to work with such dedicated individuals during his tenure at Conrad Weiser.

Although Hartranft has retired from coaching, his passion for the sport has not waned. He continues to support the Conrad Weiser Scouts from a distance, cheering them on in their recent successful season. In the past year, the team achieved an impressive record of 22-5, reaching the Berks final, the District 3 Class 3A final, and the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals. Hartranft commended the team’s accomplishments, acknowledging their hard work and noting that their success was well-deserved.

Wilson Hartranft’s induction into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame serves as a testament to his remarkable coaching career and the impact he made on the Conrad Weiser soccer program. His dedication, leadership, and passion for the sport continue to inspire future generations of soccer players and coaches.

FAQ

1. What accolade did Wilson Hartranft receive?
Wilson Hartranft was inducted into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

2. When did Hartranft coach at Conrad Weiser?
Hartranft coached at Conrad Weiser from 1959 to 1988.

3. What achievements did Hartranft have with the Conrad Weiser boys soccer team?
He led the Scouts to the Berks title in 1967 and clinched the District 3 championship in 1984.

4. What coaching awards did Hartranft receive?
Hartranft was named the Berks Boys Soccer League Coach of the Year in 1967, 1983, 1984, and 1988. He was also honored as the Pennsylvania Coach of the Year in 1988.

5. Who did Hartranft credit for the team’s achievements?
Hartranft credited the support of the community, the school, the families, and the players for contributing to the team’s success.

6. Is Hartranft still involved with the Conrad Weiser Scouts?
Although Hartranft has retired from coaching, he continues to support the Conrad Weiser Scouts from a distance.

7. What recent accomplishments did the Conrad Weiser boys soccer team achieve?
In the past year, the team had a record of 22-5 and reached the Berks final, the District 3 Class 3A final, and the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals.

8. What is the significance of Hartranft’s induction into the Hall of Fame?
Hartranft’s induction into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame recognizes his remarkable coaching career and the impact he made on the Conrad Weiser soccer program.

Key Terms and Definitions:

1. Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame – An organization that recognizes and honors outstanding soccer coaches in Pennsylvania.

2. Conrad Weiser – The name of the school where Wilson Hartranft coached and achieved great success with the boys soccer team.

3. Berks title – Refers to winning the championship in the Berks Boys Soccer League.

4. District 3 championship – Refers to winning the championship in the District 3 boys soccer competition.

5. Coach of the Year – An award given to a coach who has achieved exceptional results and demonstrated excellent coaching skills.

6. PIAA – Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for high school sports in Pennsylvania.

Related Links:

Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association
Conrad Weiser School District