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Bruce D. Yeutter '57, P'83 '94
Hometown: Orange, NJ
Sport: Paul L. Maddock ’33 Award
Year Inducted: 2012
Bruce Yeutter, a native of Orange, NJ, is an eternal supporter of the men’s soccer program. He began to play organized soccer in the fifth grade at Oradell Jr. High School in Oradell, NJ, and his love for the sport, particularly its legacy at his alma mater, have inspired him to selflessly devote much of his life to the Bears’ soccer program. According to former head coach Mike Noonan, “Bruce has given more of his time, talents and treasures to Brown and the Men’s Soccer Program than any person during my tenure.”
Yeutter played three years of varsity soccer at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ, leading the team to a state championship in the fall of 1953. As a freshman on College Hill, he walked onto the men’s soccer team, earning varsity status by the beginning of his sophomore season. He started in every game during his last three years at Brown, was named co-captain of the squad in 1956 and helped lead the Bears to a New England Championship. Yeutter competed when formal Ivy League play was inaugurated, and was Brown’s first All-Ivy player, being selected for First Team honors in 1956.
Yeutter graduated from Brown as a Classics major, and married Pembroker Marilyn Mapes ’57 one month after graduation. He served several months in the US Army, and then joined IBM in 1959. He worked in their computer marketing department for ten years, leaving in 1969 to further his career in trading and marketing fixed income securities. Yeutter is the proud father of three daughters, two of whom spent their college years at Brown. Diane, class of 1983, was a captain of the women’s swim team during her senior year. Susanne graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1984, and her twin, Stacey, graduated from Brown that same year. A consummate supporter of their athletic careers, Yuetter served as the President of Friends of the Marlins, the parent group of the Montclair, NJ YMCA swim team.
Yeutter worked with coach Cliff Stevenson to create the Brown Soccer Association in 1962, and served as its president for 40 years. He is a fierce, “ever-true” supporter of soccer at Brown, as well as the entire athletic program, attending the yearly soccer banquet and providing tough competition in the alumni game. Most soccer alumni consider him the “alumni face” of the men’s soccer program. Yeutter has supported the program as a recruiter, host, fund-raiser and mentor to many of the program’s head coaches. His loyalty to the school extends well beyond Stevenson Field; he is a former University Trustee and a lifetime interviewer for the Brown Alumni Schools Committee. He currently works for Carolina Capital, a private investment firm, and works in West Caldwell, NJ.