McGillivray named to NCCAA Hall of Fame


Greene County News

CEDARVILLE — Former Cedarville University soccer coach John McGillivray will be inducted to the National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

The NCCAA National Office announced that he is the sole member of its Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

The Springfield native will be honored on June 1 at the NCCAA Convention at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.

McGillivray registered 375 victories in 42 years of coaching soccer at Cedarville. He won 215 matches with the men from 1974-97 and 160 more with the women from 1998-2015.

His men’s teams won eight conference titles, five NCCAA District III banners, three NAIA District 22 championships, and one NAIA Area IV crown which carried with it a trip to the NAIA Championship in 1974 – the only appearance Cedarville ever made at the national tournament.

McGillivray guided his squad to five NCCAA National Tournament appearances and a pair of NCCAA National Runner-Up finishes. He was chosen the NCCAA Men’s Soccer National Coach of the Year in 1981.

On the women’s side, his teams made a pair of NCCAA appearances with one regional title. The Lady Jackets won the 2015 Great Midwest Athletic Conference trophy and made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship.

He is an associate professor in the University’s Department of Kinesiology and Allied Health. He and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Cedarville and have five children and 16 grandchildren.

McGillivray is already a member of the Cedarville University Athletic Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.

He will join five other Yellow Jacket coaches in the NCCAA Hall of Fame: Dr. Don Callan, Dr. Pamela Diehl Johnson, Elvin King, Dr. Dee Morris, and Pete Reese.

Academic school year 2015-2016. school year 2015-2016.

Greene County News

Story provided by Cedarville University Sports Information Director Mark Womack.

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