PHILADELPHIA – Tim Mulqueen ’87 (Fords, N.J./St. Joseph’s High School) will be enshrined in the Saint Joseph’s University Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame at halftime of the Hawks’ game against VCU on Saturday, October 21.
Regarded as one of the top goalkeeping instructors in the United States, Mulqueen has coached some of the biggest names in U.S. soccer history, including Kasey Keller, Marcus Hahnemann, Brad Guzan and Tony Meola. He is credited with helping to launch the career of current U.S. National Teamer Tim Howard.
A longtime member of the United States Soccer Federation and U.S. National Team coaching staffs, Mulqueen represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as well as at the 1995 and 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championships, the 2004 Summer Olympics qualifying tournament, the 2005 and 2007 CONCACAF U-17 Tournaments, and the 2007 and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cups.
He has also had stints as a goalkeeping coach with Major League Soccer’s New York/New Jersey MetroStars (1996-99), Kansas City Wizards (2000-05) and Orlando City SC (2017). He began his coaching career as a goalkeeping instructor at Rutgers University and has served as an assistant coach at Lafayette College. He played semi-professionally in the ASL and USISL.
As a player for the Hawks, he was a three-year starter in net and was recognized as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1986 and 1987. He ranks among SJU’s all-time top 10 in saves, goals against average, and shutouts. He also spent one season as a member of the SJU men’s basketball team. He currently resides in Bradenton, Florida, with his wife, Kathleen, and two children.
The Hawks host VCU at 7:00 p.m. with the induction ceremony slated for halftime. Prior to the match, there will be a brief memorial in honor of former Hawk coach Jack Ruggero ’69. For more information and to RSVP, visit alumni.sju.edu/msoccer or contact Christina Henderson at 610-660-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.