Ron Shewcraft
Ron Shewcraft
Year: 2014
Team: Coach-Soccer

Ron Shewcraft, Men’s Soccer Coach

Shewcraft led the Men's Soccer program for 29 seasons as head coach, while serving as an assistant during his first year in North Adams.  He led the program to their first and only final four appearance in 1978, his first year at the helm.  Shewcraft amassed a 292-184-46 career record that included 16 postseason appearances.  He led his troops to five MASCAC championships during his career. 

The 1978 team was inducted into the hall of fame in 2003 for their final four appearance, still the only one in school history in any sport.  Back in 2007, MCLA honored his legacy by naming the state of the art turf field after Shewcraft, an event that saw over 100 people come back to campus in his honor.  He also served on various committees during his tenure as coach, including the NCAA selection committee.

Shewcraft is still an active member of the MCLA faculty teaching in the Biology department and serving as the Physical Education chair.  He is happily married to his wife Diane.  They raised two children, twins Ryan and Sarah, and enjoy being outdoors and each other’s company.  

Ron Shewcraft induction speech