Broadbent and Dikranian to be inducted into the NSCAA Hall of Fame
Acknowledging their years of service to soccer and achievements as coaches, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is inducting Ronald Broadbent and Armand “Bob” Dikranian into the NSCAA Hall of Fame.
The induction will take place Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. during the NSCAA Awards Banquet at the 2013 Convention in Indianapolis.
About Ronald Broadbent
Broadbent was the head boys’ coach at Spencerport High School for 21 years (1959-80), compiling a 235-83-47 overall record and winning seven-consecutive Section 5 titles (1970-1976). Following that stint, he served as SUNY-Brockport head coach (1981-83).
Throughout his active coaching career and into retirement, Broadbent continued to give back to the game. He was the New York State Section 5 Soccer Chair, and held several positions for the NSCAA. He was a Board of Directors member 1977 to 1992, including the Convention program chair (1980-84) and NSCAA President in 1992. Broadbent also served as High School History and Records chair in 1995-96 and chair of the High School Long Term Achievement Award committee in 1998.
Broadbent earned many honors over the years, such as the NHSACA High School Coach of the Year (1980), NSCAA Letter of Commendation (1997) and Robert W. Robinson Award (2000). He has been inducted into Spencerport High School Hall of Fame, the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame and the New York State Section 5 Hall of Fame.
About Bob Dikranian
Dikranian founded the Southern Connecticut State men’s soccer program in 1966 and in 21 seasons, he amassed a 227-94-21 overall record. His teams appeared in 14 NCAA Division II tournaments, including six-straight trips to the semifinals (1978-83). He won six NCAA championships and is a two-time NCAA National Coach of the Year.
Dikranian is still very active in coaching since retiring as a head coach in 1989. He served as an assistant coach for the South Florida men’s soccer team and the Yale women’s soccer team, and is currently the Director of Soccer Operations at Yale.
Dikranian has been 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.