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Elmar Bolowich

Former UNC men’s head soccer coach Elmar Bolowich was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, 2012, along with Charlotte’s Bill Finneyfrock and the late Tony Suarez, who was inducted posthumously. The Class of 2012 brings the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame membership to 43.

Bolowich, a native of Edenkoben, Germany, coached the Tar Heels from 1988-2010 He is the winningest coach in UNC men’s soccer history, posting a 280-144-40 record in 22 seasons. His 2001 Tar Heels won the NCAA D-I national championship, and he took UNC to the College Cup Final Four the last three years he coached at UNC.

Bolowich also had a longtime involvement with the North Carolina Olympic Development Coach, and coached championship teams with the Triangle United Soccer Association.

He is currently in his first season as the men’s head coach at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and had the Blue Jays ranked #2 nationally going into the NCAA postseason play.

Creighton, as the #2 seed in the NCAA tournament, advanced to the College Cup semifinals in Hoover, Ala., where the Bluejays were eliminated in a penalty kick shootout (4-1) by Charlotte of the Atlantic 10 Conference, after playing the 49ers to a 0-0 draw through overtime. Creighton ended the year 21-2-1 overall.

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