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Vince Drake Coaches 700th Win For Aquinas-Mercy, Trinity


Vince Drake

Trinity boys and girls soccer coach Vince Drake reached another coaching milestone on Sept. 20 when his boys soccer team knocked off Lindbergh 2-1 in the second round of the annual CYC Tournament.

The victory was No. 700 of Drake’s career coaching boys. Overall, coaching both boys and girls, Drake had 1,008 wins heading into a game with Columbia-Rock Bridge Sept. 21 which ranks him tops in the nation among high school coaches.

Drake, Trinity’s Athletic Director and a 1964 graduate of Mercy  High School, began his coaching career at St. Thomas Aquinas and continued at St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy and now Trinity.

Drake has won 11 boys state soccer championships and one girls state championships in his career all with Aquinas and Aquinas-Mercy. As the Trinity boys and girls coach, Drake has led three of his Titans boys teams and two of his Titans girls teams to runner-up state ?nishes.

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