Steve Negoesco, who played (1947-51), and coached (1962-2000) soccer at the University of San Francisco, was one of the greatest of both. He was an All-American, the first from the West Coast, in 1948, and helped the Dons to a share of the National Championship in the 1949 season. The first Division I Coach to win 500 games, he finished with 544, a national record at the time. His teams made 25 NCAA tournament appearances, winning five national titles. He won 22 conference titles, compiled 34 winning seasons, including 15 with 15 or more victories. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the Dons’ home field, dedicated in 1982, is named for him.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Plaque location: TBA