John Daly (soccer coach)

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John Daly
Sport(s) Women's soccer
Current position
Title Head coach
Team College of William and Mary
Conference CAA
Record

381-153-50 (.652);

Colonial Athletic Association Conference record 142-36-14 (.739)
Biographical details
Born London, England
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987– William & Mary women
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
CAA Tournament Championship (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2011)
CAA Regular Season Championship (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012)
NCAA Division I Tournament Appearance (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
28 consecutive winning seasons (1987-2014)
Awards
CAA Coach of the Year (1993, 1994, 1999, 2006, and 2011)
Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year (1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2006, and 2011)
Virginia Coach of the Year (1994, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2006)
NSCAA Women's Committee Award of Excellence (2010)

John Daly is an English American college soccer coach of Irish descent.[1] He is the current head coach of the College of William and Mary women's soccer program in Williamsburg, Virginia, a position he has held since 1987.[2][3]

Early career[edit]

Born in London to Irish parents, Daly attended London Oratory School and played for the Rugby Youth Club in North Kensington where he represented the club in football (soccer), cricket, swimming, athletics, cycling and cross country]] as a boy. He went on to play football for Copyc FC, Norland Rovers, South Vale Glacier and Hillingdon British Legion before taking up coaching. He began his coaching career in London. With certification from the FA, he coached and played for St. Thomas Youth Club in Fulham. He later moved to the United States, where he worked at soccer camps across the country run by the United States Military Academy.[1]

William & Mary[edit]

Daly came to William & Mary in 1979 and initially worked as an assistant coach for the women's team, which was a club team until 1981. He was also an assistant coach for the men's team under Al Albert. He became a full-time assistant coach for the women's team in 1986 under John Charles, before succeeding Charles in 1987.[2]

As head women's soccer coach, Daly has made the W&M program into the most successful in the Colonial Athletic Association, claiming ten conference tournament titles and ten regular season titles.[4][5] The team has had a winning season every year of his tenure, making William & Mary the only program to have a winning season in all 30 years of NCAA women's soccer, along with North Carolina, the most successful school in the sport.[3]

Daly has led the Tribe to 21 appearances in the NCAA tournament, advancing as far as the third round in 1997 and 1998.[6] Fourteen of his players have been awarded All-American honors.[2][3]

With a total record of 361wins, 145 losses, and 42 draws (to 2012), Daly is the winningest coach in school history,[2] and the ninth coach in the history of Division I women's soccer to achieve 300 wins; only Anson Dorrance (North Carolina), Len Tsantiris (Connecticut), and Jerry Smith (Santa Clara) have done the same at one school.[7]

In addition to his coaching duties during the school year, Daly runs a summer camp for girls' soccer players.[3]

In 2004, the College opened Albert-Daly Field, a soccer and lacrosse stadium named after Al Albert and Daly.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team[edit]

  • CAA Tournament Championship: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011[4]
  • CAA Regular Season Championship: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012[4]
  • NCAA Division I Tournament Appearance: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011[6]
  • 24 consecutive winning seasons: 1987-2011[2][3]

Personal[edit]

  • CAA Coach of the Year: 1993, 1994, 1999, 2006, and 2011[4]
  • Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year: 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2006, and 2011[2][3]
  • Virginia Coach of the Year: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2006[2][3]
  • NSCAA Women's Committee Award of Excellence: 2010[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Daly became a naturalized American citizen in 2000. He is an Arsenal supporter, and particularly admires Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi as players.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Getting to know... John Daly (YouTube). William & Mary Athletics. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "John Daly". William & Mary Athletics. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Camp Staff". John Daly Soccer Camp. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Records Book, Women's Soccer" (PDF). Colonial Athletic Association. 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Fairbank, Dave (27 October 2011). "William and Mary women's soccer aims for return to NCAA tournament". Daily Press. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "NCAA 2011 Soccer Championship, Division I" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "College to honor Daly on 300th victory". College of William & Mary. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Albert-Daly Field". William & Mary Athletics. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "W&M coach John Daly to receive 2010 NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence". Potomac Soccer Wire. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Women's Committee Award of Excellence". National Soccer Coaches Association of America. 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.