John Daly is the winningest soccer coach in William and Mary history, where he works as the mentor of the women’s soccer program. Born in London to Irish parents, Daly became a U.S. citizen in April of 2000. He has guided the Tribe to 21 NCAA tournament appearances, including 17 of the past 24 years. He has also helped guide the college to an NCAA-record 36 consecutive winning seasons.
Amongst his peers, Daly by all measures ranks as one of the top 20 coaches in NCAA history. He surpassed his predecessor, John Charles, in 1992 with a 3-1 decision over New Hampshire to record his 64th victory and has since piled up an additional 229 wins.
The magnitude of Daly’s accomplishments, which include capturing 10 CAA titles, seven Regional Coach of the Year awards, and five CAA Coach of the Year plaques, has not been lost on the greater William and Mary community. In 2004, the College named its new all-grass stadium in joint honor of Daly and former men’s coach Al Albert, “the ultimate accolade” in a storied coaching career.
An avid golfer, he also enjoys the performing arts, Irish traditional music, travel and anything to do with William and Mary.
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