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Longtime Gustavus Adolphus Soccer Coach Larry Zelenz '78 Inducted Into Hall of Fame

November 12, 2016

Larry Zelenz, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University who was head men's soccer coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for almost a quarter century and served as assistant athletic director, has been inducted into that institution's Athletics Hall of Fame.

Zelenz, notes the St. Peter Herald of Faribault, Minnesota, "is the winningest coach in the 50-year history of Gustavus men’s soccer with an all-time record of 280-114-44 after 24 seasons (1986-2009) on the sidelines. Zelenz’s teams won seven MIAC Championships and posted a 160-57-22 record in league play. He guided the Gusties to eight NCAA National Tournament appearances and was named the 2006 NSCAA Division III National Coach of the Year for his efforts in guiding Gustavus to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships."

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Lawrence J. Zelenz was a psychology and philosophy/religion double major at DePauw and played soccer for the Tigers.