|Team:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
Peter Mehlert spent two decades as head men's soccer coach; gaining a well respected reputation both nationally and locally. Over the course of his 20 seasons as the mentor of AU soccer, from 1972 to 1991, Mehlert amassed a career mark of 204-122-38 and saw the Eagles reach the pinnacle of the collegiate soccer world.
Mehlert's 1985 squad enjoyed AU's most successful campaign ever. The squad reached the finals of the NCAA tournament and lost a record eight-overtime contest to UCLA in the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. For his guidance and leadership, Mehlert was named the 1985 National Coach of the Year.
Mehlert has also been named Coach of the Year, both regionally and in various leagues and conferences, on a number of occasions. Mehlert and his American University soccer team appeared in four NCAA post-season tournaments and he is one of the few Division I coaches who possesses a winning record in NCAA Tournament play.