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Elizabethtown names Evan Scheffey as successor to Skip Roderick



A familiar face in central Pennsylvania college soccer has been named the new head coach of Elizabethtown men’s soccer.

Evan Scheffey becomes the seventh head coach in Elizabethtown program history after leading York College of Pennsylvania’s men’s soccer team for the past nine seasons. He succeeds one of the winningest college coaches in NCAA history in Skip Roderick, a Springfield, Delaware County native who coached at Etown for 39 seasons and amassed more than 500 wins.

“I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next head men’s soccer coach at Elizabethtown College,” Scheffey said in a news release. “I am excited to lead a new era of Blue Jay soccer while working hard to preserve and honor the incredible legacy that has been created over the past 40 years by Skip Roderick, his staff, and all of his former players.”

A Lititz, Pa. native, Scheffey played at York from 2005-08 on teams that made the NCAA Tournament all four seasons and advanced to the Elite 8 in 2007 and 2008. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Scheffey coached at Goucher College and Virginia Wesleyan.

“His enthusiasm for serving and mentoring student-athletes fits perfectly with the mission of Elizabethtown College,” Chris Morgan, Etown’s athletic director, said in a news release. “I look forward to supporting and serving Evan as he leads the student-athletes in our men’s soccer program.”

Scheffey will begin his duties on Feb. 20.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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