Coach MacWilliams inducted
into Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame
Men’s soccer coach David MacWilliams was inducted into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame Jan. 21. He was joined by former teammate Jimmy Fink as members of the third Hall of Fame Class of the Major Indoor Soccer League club. The ceremony took place at halftime of the team’s game against the Chicago Storm.
“This is an unbelievable honor, particularly with the players who are already in the Hall of Fame,” MacWilliams said. “I was very fortunate to play with great players in a great city. I am honored to be going into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame.”
MacWilliams and Fink were teammates on the 1983–84 Baltimore Blast MISL championship team and were also named to the Baltimore Blast 1980–1990 All-Decade Team. MacWilliams served as team captain of that championship squad, and was named to the MISL All-Star team that season.
He and Fink are tied for seventh on the original Blast’s all-time scoring list with 200 points. MacWilliams also ranks first on the original Blast’s postseason all-time scoring list with 73 points. He holds the franchise records for most postseason games (47).
MacWilliams later coached the Baltimore franchise as well as the Philadelphia KiXX and was named an All-Star coach by the league with both clubs.
At Temple, MacWilliams has turned the Owls program around in his six seasons at the helm. He has posted 46 wins, and in 2003 set a new Temple single-season record with 13 wins. His 2003 and 2004 teams both advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship match.
A standout player at Philadelphia University where he captained the 1978 Final Four team, MacWilliams was a three-time Regional All-American (1976–78). As a senior in 1978, he led the nation in scoring with 22 goals and a school-record 16 assists for 60 points, earning national All-America honors. He currently ranks third on the Philadelphia University all-time scoring list with 47 goals and a school-record 43 assists for 137 points. He was inducted into the Philadelphia University Hall of Fame in 1985.