IU men’s soccer legend Ken Snow passes away at age 50

One of the all-time greats is gone.

Ken Snow, the all-time leading goal scorer in the illustrious history of the Indiana men’s soccer program passed away at the age of 50.

Former head coach Jerry Yeagley has seen his share of elite talent in his nearly 50 years in and around the Hoosier squad, but for him Snow sets the standard.

“Ken was the most highly decorated player to ever wear the IU uniform,” Yeagley said on Monday in a release.  “He is the only player to have earned four first-team All-America selections and two National Player of the Year Awards.”

Snow tallied 196 total points in his four-year collegiate career with 84 goals and 28 assists.  The point and goal totals are both the best all-time at IU.  He also set the single-season goals record (28) during the 1987 season.

“He was the finest attacking player that I ever had the privilege of coaching,” Yeagley said.

Hailing from Arlington Heights, Illinois, Snow took home the highest honor in men’s soccer, the Hermann Trophy, in both 1988 and 1990.  He was the program’s first four-time All-American, earning the honor in 1987, ’88, ’89 and ’90.

Snow was named to both the Soccer America All-Century Team in 2000 and the publication’s All Decade team for the 1980s.

The IU program was also very successful during Snow’s time in Bloomington.  The Hoosiers posted a 73-12-4 record during his career and advanced to two NCAA College Cups.  Snow was a prominent member of the 1988 national championship team.

Snow also played for the 1988 US National team.  After his time at IU, Snow went on to a nine year professional career, including time in both the MISL and MLS.

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