Former Northeastern soccer coach Eric McDaniels dies aged 60 | Excessive College Soccer Universities

Eric McDaniels, a former Northeastern High School soccer coach, died Wednesday.

A cause of death was not published.

The obituary notes that there will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Corinth Baptist Church.

In 2000, McDaniels led Northeastern to the championship of the 4A Big East Conference.

The 2000 season was the last year the NHS was a Class 4A member of the Big East Conference.

McDaniels led the Eagles, scoring 112 wins.

By the time he retired from the program after the 2004 season, he was Northeastern’s all-time winner.

According to a 2014 Daily Advance article, McDaniels led the Eagles for 16 seasons.

After serving the NHS, McDaniels was an assistant coach in Edenton at John A. Holmes High School and became the head coach of soccer at Roanoke Rapids High School in 2014.

McDaniels was the head coach and sports director of Roanoke Rapids High School from 2014 to March 2020, according to a spokesman for the Roanoke Rapids Schools District.

In six seasons at Roanoke Rapids, McDaniels led the Yellow Jackets to an overall record of 48-26 and five appearances in the NCHSAA playoffs.

In 2017, McDaniels underwent a procedure on his heart.

A GoFundMe page was created to help McDaniels offset medical expenses.

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