Branford Soccer Club and Southern Connecticut State University men's soccer founder Bob Dikranian has been selected for induction into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The induction will take place on Friday, Jan. 18 during the NSCAA Awards Banquet at the 2013 NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.
Dikranian founded the Southern Connecticut State men's soccer program in 1966 and in 21 seasons amassed a 227-94-21 record while setting the foundation for the benchmark Division II program in the nation. His teams appeared in 14 NCAA Division II tournaments, including six straight trips to the semifinals from 1978-83. He then guided the Owls' to their first-ever NCAA championship in 1987 and was a two-time NCAA National Coach of the Year.
Dikranian has also served as an assistant coach for the South Florida men's soccer team, the Yale women's soccer team, and is currently the Director of Soccer Operations at Yale. Dikranian has been previously inducted into the SCSU Alumni Sports Hall of Fame, the University of Bridgeport Hall of Fame, and was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999. Information courtesy of Mike Kobylanski