Eric Delabar

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Eric Delabar
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-11-28) November 28, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1976–1979 Quincy University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1984 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 17 (0)
Teams managed
1998– Maryville University (women)
2002–2007 Maryville University (men)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eric Delabar is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He is the head coach of the Maryville University women's soccer team.



Delabar grew up playing for St. Louis Kutis and graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School. He attended Quincy University, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1976 to 1979. In 1977, 1977 and 1979, Quincy won the NAIA national men's soccer championship. Delabar was a 1978 NAIA First Team All American.[1] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in history. In 1989, Quincy inducted Delabar into the school’s Hall of Fame.[2] In 2008, he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.


From 1979 to 1984, Delabar played for the St. Louis Steamers of the Major Indoor Soccer League.


In 1989, Delabar became the head coach of the Fort Zumwalt North High School boys' soccer team, a position he held until 1998. He also served as an assistant coach at Washington University and St. Louis University. In 1999, Maryville University hired Delabar as the women's soccer coach. In 2002, he also took on the role of men's team head coach. He compiled a 33-73-6 record with the men's team over six seasons.

He currently works at Fort Zumwalt School District's South Middle School as a Physical Education teacher.[3]

In 2011, the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame inducted Delabar.[4]

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