Updated Mon, Feb 24, 2014 5:08 pm
Former Ohio Bobcats head soccer coach Bob Bradley earned induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame Tuesday, according to a release from U.S. Soccer.
Bradley coached the Bobcats’ men’s team in 1981 as he finished his M.A. in Sports Administration at Ohio University.
Ohio was Bradley’s first head coaching job, which he assumed at the age of 22. He most recently became the first American head coach in a European top-flight club when he took over Stabaek F.C. of Norway’s Eliteserien.
Before moving to the Norwegian club, Bradley served for two years as head coach of Egypt. He was removed from that position after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Ghana thumped the Pharoahs in the final round of qualifying with a 6-1 win in the first leg played in Kumasi, Ghana. Egypt won the second leg 2-1 at home, but lost the series on aggregate leading to Bradley’s sacking.
Bradley is best remembered for his work with the U.S. Men’s National Team as head coach. He took over the job on an interim basis in 2007 and was rehired full-time after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Bradley was fired from that post in 2011.
The two-time Major League Soccer Coach of the Year goes in alongside U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly and Men’s National Team forward Brian McBride.