Virginia Beach, Va. -- University of Lynchburg head men's soccer coach Chris Yeager is to be inducted into his alma mater, Virginia Wesleyan University's, Hall of Fame early in February, the Virginia Beach institution announced last week.
Yeager, a four-year standout defender for the Marlins, starred on the pitch from 1990-93. He was the Marlins' top rookie in 1990 and was twice named to the All-South Atlantic Region team during his career, helping the Marlins to three Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles.
After serving as a VWU assistant from 1994-99, the Delaware native joined Lynchburg at the head of the men's soccer program in the fall of 2002 and has since guided the Hornets back to national prominence in NCAA Division III.
Yeager's Lynchburg teams have laid claim to six ODAC championships and NCAA tournament berths, including a national runner-up finish in 2010.
He is a six-time ODAC coach of the year, four-time Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State coach of the year, and was the Division III coach of the year in 2010. He has coached three All-Americans and 22 all-region players in 18 seasons.
This year's class is the 12th iteration of the VWU Hall of Fame. They will be inducted February 1 and permanently recognized in VWU's Batten Center.