|Title:||Class of 1987|
Alan King, for three decades you have been the driving force in men's soccer at WPI - committing your time, energy and enthusiasm toward making the Engineers a force to be contended with in New England. You have compiled an impressive 199-131-29 record and, in your 31st season, you can look forward to achieving that milestone victory. During the course of your career with WPI, you have coached the soccer team into seven NCAA regional playoffs and spurred four teams on to New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) championships. You have also coached a successful varsity tennis program.
Your dedication to athletics has deep roots, beginning in England as a teenager. You have had a long, successful career in professional soccer, spanning 25 years and three continents. You were part of the Singapore Club that won the 1951 Malaysian title. Four years later, you were a member of the victorious Eintrach Sport Club of New York, winning the U.S. championship. You have competed in 14 different sports, winning medals or trophies in 10 of them.
Your experience and enthusiasm reach far beyond the soccer field. You have encouraged your players to be the best they can be - on and off the playing field. As a result, seven players have earned All-American honors and you have been voted Coach of the Year four times by your fellow collegiate coaches. You have been the president of the NEISL and have served on the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee.
Alan King, coach and role model, it is with great pride that WPI honors you and your achievements - past, present, and future - with your induction as a member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.