Killen inducted to SLIAC Hall of Fame
May 4, 2016
On Saturday, May 7th former Head Soccer Coach Bill Killen will be receiving recognition for being inducted into the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.
Killen graduated in 1963 from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where he played soccer and in 1961 was named the NCAA national player of the year. Before coming to MacMurray Killen started his coaching career with City College of New York in 1965. He then quickly moved to coach Akron University from 1970-1973. Following his position at Akron, Killen was then named as the head men’s coach at Yale University. He has also coached the Olympic Development Program 19-under team which competes for the 19-under world cup and coached at Old Dominion University from 1978-1983, where he brought the Monarchs to NCAA Division I status.
Among the hundreds of players Killen has coached, many of them have signed contracts to play in the NASL, MISL, and the MLS.
He has earned numerous awards for playing, coaching, and his contributions to the game of soccer. He has received the Walt Chyzowych Award for lifetime contributions to the National Soccer Coaches Association and U.S. Soccer Federation, the Missouri Youth Soccer Award for his contributions to youth soccer in Missouri, and has also been inducted into the Delaware County, Penn. Hall of Fame for achievements as both a player and a coach. Killen additionally was inducted into the MacMurray College Athletics Hall of Fame. During his time at MacMurray, 1985-96 and 1998-2006, Killen guided his teams to 183 wins and five SLIAC championships. In 1991 he was named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year and was a two-time SLIAC Coach of the Year (1991 and 1992). This year he will be inducted in to the SLIAC Hall of Fame.