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Soccer legend John Hughes dies; played for Temple and coached in Philly, South Jersey

  • or you weren’t going to play,” said Rowan University women’s coach Scott Leacott, who played on Hughes’ 1988 state-championship team at Delran High School.
  • ” You look at all the great coaches in every sport, the John Woodens, the Vince Lombardis,” said current Delran coach Mike Otto, who also played on the Bears’ undefeated 1988 team.
  • While still in high school, Mr. Hughes signed to play for the Philadelphia Germans of the American Professional Soccer League.
  • He played 16 seasons of professional soccer and made international appearances for the Pro-American all-star team as well as the U.S. Open Cup team.

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