1984 Men's Soccer Team
The 1984 Men’s Soccer team finished with an 18-2 overall record, and became the first King team to qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. Coached by Danny Farrar, the team won the Tennessee Virginia Athletic Conference Championship, the NAIA Area 7 Championship, and the NAIA District 24 Championship en route to its appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
The path to the national tournament did not prove easy for the Tornado, as they won three games in three days, with the final win a 2-0 win over the #1 team in the country, the University of Alabama-Huntsville. The win over Alabama-Huntsville earned the team a trip to Fresno, Cal., for the NAIA National Championships. After knocking off Concordia (N.Y.) in double overtime in the first round of the national tournament, the Tornado fell to eventual National Champion West Virginia Wesleyan in the second round.
The team was led by NAIA All Americans Babourcarr Foon, and Lee Ramon, both of whom have already been inducted into the King Athletic Hall of Fame as individuals, and goal keeper Brett Teach, also a King Athletic Hall of Fame Member. The team boasted the top scoring offense (4.18 goals per game) and defense (0.54 goals per game) in the nation, and hold the King records for wins in a season (18), and goals in a season (71).
Teach, the current assistant Soccer coach at NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth, led the nation in goals against average (0.45), and coach Farrar was named NAIA Area 7 and District 24 Coach of the Year.