Vince Celtnieks
Vince Celtnieks
Major: CAS/BA '65
Team: Men's Soccer, Men's Cross Country, Men's Track and Field, Crew, Wrestling

Vidvuds “Vince” Celtnieks came to American as a somewhat local product. After his family immigrated to the United States in 1951, Celtnieks attended Woodrow Wilson High School, only a few miles from the campus of AU.

When he enrolled at AU, he joined the men’s soccer team. Celtnieks earned a double major in Health and Physical Education and Elementary Education. Upon graduation, he taught in Arlington, Va. prior to becoming the soccer coach at IUP in 1969.