The Indiana Soccer family Soccer lost a pioneer and a friend with the passing of coach Kumler. Langdon made a variety of contributions to the game in Indiana during the 1970s, 80’s and 90’s as a coach, mentor, and administrator. He assisted the growth of the sport of soccer serving as a staff member of the United States Soccer Federation in Chicago, and serving on the National Budget Committee for nearly 10 years.
As a coach, Langdon formed the Saints in 1978. The Saints were a community club with players predominantly from the Butler Tarkington and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods, located on the north side of Indianapolis. Langdon formed the teams based around the birth years of two of his sons…(Taylor ‘68 and Bryan ’70).
Kumler was also known for finding ways to bring diversity to a game that significantly lacked diversity. He used the Tabernacle Presbyterian church league to identify kids who would never dream of playing travel soccer and provided them a home and place to develop as players and people.
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