LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University, LHU Football Team and Lock Haven University Olde Boys Soccer Club (LHUOBSC) recently celebrated Lock Haven University Emeritus Karl Hermann by dedicating permanent signage to his honor at Hubert Jack Stadium during halftime of the LHU Women’s Football game against Shippensburg on October 16.
Widely regarded as the “Founding father” of the Clinton County American Youth Soccer Organization, Herrmann was a long-time associate professor in LHU’s department of health and physical education. He also coached basketball and baseball at LHU, but found his true passion as a football coach.
During his tenure as the chief men’s soccer coach, Herrmann won several Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships. His teams have also made the last four of the East Division NCAA playoffs twice.
Herrmann was granted emeritus status from Lock Haven University in 1997. He has also been a long-time member of the board of trustees of the LHU Foundation.
Prior to his death in 2020, the LHU Foundation Board of Trustees established the Karl Herrmann Foundation Scholarship in his honor. Herrmann and his wife, Lynne, also created two Lock Haven University scholarships prior to his death: the Lynne & Karl Herrmann Soccer Scholarship and the Lynne & Karl Herrmann Scholarship in Health Sciences.
Prior to the event, the LHUOBSC set itself the goal of raising $ 14,000 to contribute to the Karl Herrmann Foundation scholarship. By the end of the ceremony, they had surpassed their goal of $ 14,000 by over $ 5,000.
More than 25 Herrmann alumni and alumni attended the event, along with his wife and son, Kurt. Keith Bradburd ’78, President of LHUOBSC; Patrick Long, LHU Men’s Football Head Coach; and several members of LHU’s advancement office were also present.
The LHU women’s team defeated Shippensburg 1-0. After the ceremony and the women’s victory, the LHU men’s football team beat the Shippensburg men by a score of 2-1.
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