Friday, October 2, 2009

Eck says he'll retire after UIS' season

Joe Eck is retiring as the University of Illinois Springfield men’s soccer coach at the end of this season, leaving a program he has been a part of since 1979.

Eck announced Thursday he’s stepping down after eight seasons as head coach. He’s leaving the coaching ranks, but not college soccer. Both of his children will play for NCAA Division I soccer programs next year and he doesn’t want to miss out on their college experiences.

Eck's announcement was featured in a October 2, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

Download a PDF of the article.