Keith Tucker (Meritorious Service) - Inducted 2022
For forty years Coach Keith Tucker has nurtured and grown the game of Soccer in the District of Columbia at every level from the Division 1 college to US coed recreational youth soccer.
Born in Bermuda, Coach Tucker came to the United States to attend Howard University as an undergraduate, and to play varsity soccer for the Division 1 Howard University Bison under Lincoln Phillips. In 1981, Coach Tucker became the Head Coach of Howard University’s Men’s Soccer where he remained for the following 27 seasons. In 1988, he was named Division 1 Men’s Coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
In 2007, Coach Tucker was named the Head Coach of the Bermuda National Team.
Along with a stellar collegiate and international career, Coach Tucker did not neglect the local youth soccer scene in DC. Working with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Soccer ’94 and the US Soccer Foundation, Coach Tucker brought soccer programming to Recreation Centers in every ward in DC. At the club level, he coached and inspired a legendary group of young players, both boys and girls, at the Takoma DC Recreation field. As a result, most of these players went on to attend college and graduate school. Many played at the collegiate level. Some went on to play for the US National Team and professionally. Since 2011 Coach Tucker has continued to coach soccer for DC Scores. Coach Tucker remains a beloved figure on DC Scores fields.