The founder of the Staples soccer program — nationally renowned as both a coach and official — was operated on this morning. He fell Friday night while watering plants outside his North Carolina home.
Doctors who placed a plate and pin in his hip were impressed with the excellent condition of his bones. Mr. Loeffler — 93 years old — comes from a long-lived family. His mother, who had a knee operation in her 90s, lived to 101.
He will spend several days at Granville Medical Center, then begin physical rehabilitation near his home.
Get-well cards can be sent to: Albert Loeffler, 110 Hunters Rd., Oxford, NC 27565.