Longtime William and Mary Head Men's Soccer Coach Al Albert was inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Saturday, April 13.
By clicking the video above you can enjoy both the introduction and his acceptance speech from the special evening.Albert led the Tribe men's soccer team as head coach for 33 seasons before retiring from coaching in January of 2004. He amassed a record of 401-187-64 (.664) during his tenure and became just the eighth coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 400 wins, and just the third to have earned all those wins at one school. Throughout the 1990s, the Tribe ranked as one of the top programs in the nation, placing eighth in wins (149) and 13th in winning percentage (.708).
The Baltimore, Md., native, also mentored eight student-athletes to a total of 12 NCAA All-America honors during his three-decade plus run on campus.
A 1969 graduate of William and Mary, Albert's teams put together 29-consecutive winning seasons (a W&M record) and 26-straight campaigns of 10 wins, or more. W&M made its 12th appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2002, when the Tribe advanced to the round of 16 with wins at Duke and Virginia.
Albert was named CAA Coach of the Year a conference-record four times (1987, 1992, 1994 and 1996), and earned the South Atlantic Region's top honor in 1992, 1998 and 2002.
He continues his long association with the College, working in the athletics department's fundraising arm as the Tribe Club's Associate Director of Development.
W&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013
Al Albert (Men's Soccer)
Emily Furia (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field)
Jeff Hough (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field)
Jeanne Foster Kuyper (Women's Gymnastics)
Johanna Sones (Women's Tennis)