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Joe Luxbacher

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Full nameJoseph A. Luxbacher
Date of birthFebruary 10, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthBeadling, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionForward

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Joe Luxbacher (born February 10, 1951 in Beadling, Pennsylvania) is the head men's soccer coach at Pitt. He spent one season in the North American Soccer League and at least one in the American Soccer League.

Luxbacher graduated from Upper St. Clair High School. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1974 with a bachelors degree in biology. He spent four seasons on the men's soccer team and He holds school records for most goals(38), and points(84). In 1974, he played five games with the Philadelphia Atoms in the North American Soccer League. In 1975, he played for the Pittsburgh Miners in the American Soccer League. In the fall of 1976, Luxbacher served as an assistant coach with the University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team. In 1978, he became the head coach at Mount Union College, a position he held until 1981. In addition to coaching Mount Union, Luxbacher also played for the Pittsburgh Spirit in the Major Indoor Soccer League from 1979 to 1981. In 1983, he returned to Pitt as an assistant and was elevated to head coach the next year. He has coached at Pitt for 24 seasons, and is only the school's second men's soccer coach. In 23 years, he has compiled a 183-173-45 record. He was the 1992 and 1995 Big East Coach of the Year. In 23 years, his teams have posted 11 winning seasons, six 10 win seasons, and seven Big East Conference Tournament appearances. In 1995, Pitt won a school record 14 games, including its first ever Big East Conference Tournament win. He has also written 15 books on coaching soccer.

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