Leo Bemis

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Bemis from 1956 Owl

Leo Bemis is a former American collegiate soccer coach. He is notable for serving as the University of Pittsburgh's head men's soccer coach from 1954 to 1983, a career spanning 30 years.[1] He guided the Panthers to 155 career victories, making him the second winningest coach in school history. He is a 1941 graduate from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and a 1989 inductee into the school's athletic hall of fame. He received his master's degree in physical education from Pitt in 1947.[2]


  1. ^ Vargo, Norm (1982). "Leo Bemis Behind Soccer From the Start at Pitt". In O'Brien, Jim. Hail to Pitt: A Sports History of the University of Pittsburgh. Wolfson Publishing Co. pp. 232–235. ISBN 0-916114-08-2. 
  2. ^ University of Pittsburgh Commencement 1947. University of Pittsburgh. June 11, 1947. p. 17. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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