The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2018 on Sunday November 4, welcoming a St. Louis-area contingent that featured 16 individuals – including Head Coach Terry Michler and his exemplary CBC Soccer program – during the Enshrinement in St. Louis presented by Great Southern Bank. Additionally, the Hall of Fame bestowed the President’s Award on Donn Sorensen, a longtime executive with Mercy. Terry Michler CBC Soccer Program Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Terry Michler – Christian Brothers College High School Soccer Coach
Once called “The Godfather of High School Soccer in the Nation,” Michler is in his 50th as a high school coach and his 48th with Christian Brothers College in St. Louis. He entered the season with a remarkable record of 965-227-104 – with the win total the most in the nation, according to the National Federation of High School Associations. His teams have won eight of CBC’s nine state championships, and he has earned four National Coach of the Year awards along with three Midwest Regional Coach of the Year awards. Additionally, Michler, who coached two seasons at Bishop Hogan High School in Kansas City, is a CBC graduate and an inductee of the St. Louis Soccer, Missouri Soccer Coaches, Rockhurst University and CBC Athletics halls of fame.
Christian Brothers College High School Soccer Program
One of the most storied high school sports program in the state and nationally is the Christian Brothers College Soccer Program. The Cadets have 1,377 career victories dating to 1955 and have captured nine Missouri state championships, plus reached the state semifinals 19 other times. The Bob Horgan-coached 1968 team won the state’s first postseason tournament, and the legacy has been built with state titles that cover the years 1983, 1984, 1988, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2016 – with those seven in the Terry Michler era, which spans from 1971 to this season. The Cadets also have placed as the state runner-up six times (1980, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1996, 1997) and earned five third-place finishes (1978, 1979, 1998, 2000, 2017).
Had the honor of sitting down with Terry Michler and Jan Pruijn to chat about Dutch-based football development: https://t.co/4r6TBgqimG
— Jon Townsend (@jon_townsend3) July 28, 2017
President and Executive Director Jerald Andrews presided over the ceremony, which drew a crowd of more than 600 to the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. It marked the eighth November Enshrinement away from Springfield for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, a not-for-profit organization that does not apply for state or federal funding.
The Class of 2018 features:
Isaac Bruce, a standout wide receiver of the St. Louis Rams
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a six-time Olympic track and field medalist
Mark Buehrle, a St. Francis Howell North High School graduate & 16-year big-league pitcher
Bernard Gilkey, a University City High School graduate & 12-year big-league outfielder
Irv Goode, a lineman who played 10 seasons with the St. Louis Football Cardinals
Bill McDermott, a broadcaster known as “Mr. Soccer” of St. Louis University
Matthew Matava, the longtime team physician of the St. Louis Rams & St. Louis Blues
Pete Woods, a University City High School graduate & former University of Missouri quarterback
Al Nipper, a Hazelwood West High School standout & former big-league pitcher
Karen Davis, the longtime volleyball coach of St. Joseph’s Academy
Frank Cusumano, the Emmy Award-winning Sports Director of KSDK TV
Jim Halliburton, a longtime successful swim coach and now at St. Louis University
Dale Gildehaus, now in his 32nd year as the head football coach of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School
Myron Holtzman, a sports journalist from the Globe-Democrat, Sporting News & Gameday Magazine
Travis Brown, the former Director of Athletics of St. Louis Public Schools
Mark Edwards, the men’s basketball coach of Washington University for 37 years
Dan Rolfes, the head coach of the Incarnate Word Academy Basketball Program
Terry Michler, the veteran soccer coach of Christian Brothers College High School
The Incarnate Word Academy Basketball Program and the Christian Brothers College High School Soccer Program also were inducted.