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Georges Edeline
Georges  Edeline

Men's Soccer (Inducted 1988)


1988 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Georges Edeline, who played soccer for the Colonials, was named the team's most valuable player twice, and was team captain his senior year. In the 1970 season, he scored seven goals in the only two games the team won that year, and had 14 career goals as a sweeper back.

He earned his B.A. in government and business administration in 1971 and an M.A. in education in 1976. After graduation, he played pro soccer with the Washington Cavaliers (ASL/DC).

Edeline was head soccer coach at GW from 1973 to 1982, as well as intramural assistant director from 1977 to 1982. As coach, his nine-year record was 70-39-9, and took the team to the post-season NCAA Tournament three times in five years, including his second year as a head coach. He led the Colonials as they became the only team to defeat both Division I and II NCAA national champions, in same year (1977). He took the GW team to England in 1975 to play a five-game series. He was rated an A-Licensed coach by the U.S. Soccer Federation in 1980 and founded the Capital Soccer League, Inc.

The Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, native attended Baltimore City College High School before enrolling at GW. In 1983, he became International Sports Exchanges Coordinator and Consultant and Colony Square Hotel Assistant Manager. He also played soccer for the Etoile D'Haiti team in the local National Soccer League and coached the Georgia Perimeter College (Atlanta), women's program from 2001-2005. In 2004, he was a member of the Atlanta Select, in the Veterans Cup International Soccer Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Edeline is married to Charlene, and they have two children, Renée and Jacques.