Last Sunday, the School District of Lee County - Lee County Athletic Conference, inducted
seven new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. (Photo left to right: Eddie Carmean – Tom Kenna – Don Justice)
Eddie Carmean played on the very first Cape High soccer team and would become its captain, leading scorer, team MVP,
and its All-Conference representative. He also played on some of the very first competitive teams offered by the
Cape Coral Soccer Association Cyclones. (Then known as the Tornadoes)
After high school, Coach Eddie became the first Seahawk to play Division One Soccer as he would mature to become an
All-Conference player and team captain at the University of South Florida. Eddie was then drafted by Kansas City in the
Major Indoor Soccer League where in his rookie season he scored the winning goal in the semifinals and scored again in the
Championship Match in winning the first of his two professional National Championships. After ten successful seasons, his
professional career ended after suffering a catastrophic knee injury. Today, Coach Eddie impacts the lives of thousands
of children as the Director of Soccer Operations for the Cape Coral Soccer Association. The CCSA is Florida’s third largest
youth soccer organization. As a nine-year-old youth player, Eddie Carmean laid down the sod that would one day become
the Pelican Soccer Complex. So for this Seahawk alum, when we say “his roots run deep” in the soccer community, you can
take that literally!
PS: A HUGE thank you to Mr. Tom Kenna and Dr. Jeff Spiro (himself a youth soccer player with the CCSA!)
for nominating and supporting Coach Eddie’s induction! Thank you!