This is a story I did for ESPNRISE before getting hired with Patch.com. St. Benedict's (N.J.) is one of the most, if not the most, accomplished schools in high school soccer history and they lost their coach of 25 years to the MLS this year.
Here is the link:
And a tease:
Perfection is the only standard by which the boys’ soccer program at St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) measures its success.
“Anything less than that is just a misstep,” former coach Rick Jacobs said.
Jacobs spent more than two decades annually setting the bar higher than most programs could ever hope. But when offered an administrative position with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, he accepted. Now Jim Wandling, a former player under Jacobs, looks to carry the torch – or burden, depending on your perspective.
Two more stories I did should be posted on Seton Hall Prep, the No. 3 ranked team in the nation, should be up in the near future.