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Enshrined in 1989 … came to Nyack H.S. in 1950 and in the ensuing 28 years he made his mark — an indelible mark — on Rockland County scholastic soccer … by the time he coached his final game in 1979 (he took one year off on a sabbatical), he accumulated an overall record of 260 wins, 92 losses and 38 ties … he stands second among Rockland soccer coaches in career victories, having recently been surpassed by Dennis Pozsar … Nelson’s soccer teams won 12 league championships — 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960 (co-championship with White Plains in the Westchester-Rockland League), 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 … Nelson was a major catalyst in the growth of Rockland scholastic soccer … he earned national attention as a soccer coach that culminated in 1971, when he became the first high school coach ever elected president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America … in the 1970s, Nyack was a feared powerhouse that put together a 36-game unbeaten streak in Rockland PSAL competition, including 24 straight wins at the front end of the skein … Nelson developed bushels of quality players, including his son, Randy, and the Innocent brothers, Frantz and Medrick … Nelson also coached basketball and baseball at Nyack … he coached basketball from 1950 to 1954, leading the Indians to a share of the county championship with Pearl River in 1950, and earning Coach of the Year laurels in 1951 … he coached baseball from 1954 to 1969 and won a co-championship with Spring Valley in 1957 … Nelson himself gained All-America recognition as a soccer player at the University of North Carolina … after retiring from Nyack, he moved to Lancaster, Pa., and coached the women’s soccer team at Franklin and Marshall College for a few years.