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St John's Honor Former TSF Coach, Huey Ferguson

By Aaron Krepel, 01/16/20, 4:30PM EST

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St. John's Men's Soccer will recognize one of the greatest players in the long and storied history of its program at the New York City Soccer Gala on Feb. 25, as Huey Ferguson has been chosen as the school's honoree for 2020

Huey was a founding coach at TSF Academy and represented the club for eight years after its concept in 2005. His record of four consecutive State Championships (’08, ’09, ’10 & ’11) has earned him the title of TSF Academy’s winningest coach in club history.

Ferguson, the leading scorer in program history, will be one of four local university honorees celebrated at the affair.  He will be joined by Columbia's Amr Aly, Fordham's Jim McElderry and St. Francis Brooklyn's Phil LaSpisa.  

Ferguson's tenure at St. John's coincided with the emergence of the Red Storm as a perennial contender at the national level.  A freshman during Dave Masur's first season as the head coach at St. John's in 1991, Ferguson would go on to score more goals than any other player in St. John's history over the next four seasons.  The owner of 50 career goals, Ferguson also tallied 30 assists during his tenure in Queens, good enough for second all-time in program history behind teammate Ben Hickey.

With Ferguson leading the way, St. John's won three consecutive BIG EAST titles during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  Ferguson led the team in scoring during all three of those campaigns, including a career-high 17 goals as a sophomore in 1992. 

A two-time All-American, two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and three-time First Team All-BIG EAST selection, Ferguson led the Johnnies to 61 wins in four years.

Since taking a step back from coaching, Ferguson has maintained his connection with the club, enrolling his children in the program and enjoying the game from the opposite sideline.