Joseph Michael Palone
Joseph Michael Palone

Head Coach (1947-54, 1955-57, 1958-78)
Men's Soccer/Baseball

A fixture on the Army sports scene for a period spanning four decades, Joe Palone retired as Army's all-time winningest men's soccer coach in 1978. He compiled a 228-80-35 coaching record over a highly successful 29-year career.

Palone guided the Black Knights to 11 NCAA berths and three Eastern titles (1950-52), while building a .715 career winning percentage that still ranks among NCAA career leaders. He directed Army to the semifinals of the NCAA Championship on four occasions and registered 26 winning seasons in all. He remains on the ballot for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame.

In addition to his accomplishments on the soccer field, Palone served as Army's baseball coach from 1955 to 1957.