Herb Lauffer (11/28/1941 – 1/10/1997) joined Behrend College in 1968 as the Men’s Soccer Coach; a position that he held for 23 years.   Herb’s impression on those who knew him has lasted (in some cases) for over four decades.

Many of the coaches Herb hired during is sixteen year tenure as Athletic Director are still coaching at Behrend.  It is hard to find an aspect of current Behrend College athletics that isn’t in some way a product of Herb’s influence.

We all stand on the shoulders of mentors who’ve gone before us, but there seems to be something stronger and larger about Herb’s shoulders.


This site is dedicated to his memory and to encourage you to join us in our quest to name Behrend’s new athletic complex’s playing field, “Herb Lauffer Field”.