JOE FINK


CLASS OF '76


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2014



Steinert Soccer and the name Fink go hand in hand. Joe Fink is a big part of the legendary Fink family legacy.

If you could put the term "value to the team" on a resume', Fink would be anyone's top candidate.

A 1976 graduate, Joe was a two-year varsity soccer player at Steinert receiving All-County, All-Area, and All-State honors. He was the captain of the 1975 Group IV State Championship team that was voted the No. 1 team in all of New Jersey.

"I will tell you something, and this is no disrespect to any of my teammates but if there was one person we could not afford to lose from the line-up it was Joe," said Sam Maira, the goalie on the '75 Spartans who has been a head varsity soccer coach in Burlington County for over two decades.

After Steinert, Joe went on to become an all-conference player at St. Joseph's University and Davis and Elkins College.

Once his college days were over, Joe continued his passion for soccer as he played for the Cranbury Kickers, Smitty's Kicks, Trenton Power and was the MVP of the Mercerís Menís Summer League.

His passion for playing the game of soccer led him into the coaching ranks as he has been a long-time travel soccer coach at the Hibernian Club, is a trainer at the Bob Smith Soccer Academy and the Rutgers Soccer Academy. Joe was integral in helping with the implementation of Mooch Soccer, an inner-city soccer program for underprivileged children in Trenton.

Joe is currently a Health and Physical Education and Driverís Education Teacher at Trenton Central High School where he is the Assistant Boys' Varsity Soccer Coach. Joe reflected on his time at Steinert by stating, "My overall experience at Steinert was an invaluable one, especially being part of a state championship team and having the honor of playing with and against so many awesome soccer players. Steinert Soccer has a great history and tradition, and to be part of that history is truly an honor. Steinert Soccer will always hold a special time in my life."


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