The four men's soccer staff members are predicting four different nations to win the World Cup.
Cincinnati-area high school All-Americans Jack Clark and Christian Hay joined by Norwegian Vebjorn Krovel and junior college All-American Alejandro Garcia.
Dan McNally, a former head coach at Division II Montana State-Billings, will be in his second season with the University of Cincinnati men's soccer team in 2014.
McNally had an overall coaching record of 71-63-10 in eight years at the helm of the Yellowjacket program and led the team to five winning seasons. He completed his tenure at MSUB as the all-time leader in coaching wins and the only MSUB men's soccer coach to record a winning season in the 17-year history of the program. To his credit, McNally also recruited and coached the 2009 Daktronics National Player of the Year, the 2007 and 2009 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Conference Player of the Year. Under his direction, MSUB also received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award five consecutive years (2007-2011). He also served as chair of the MSUB Soccer Facility Steering Committee, which raised over $450,000 for the school's soccer facility.
Prior to his stint at MSUB, McNally spent four years as an assistant coach at NCAA DII Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where his responsibilities included recruiting, fundraising, coordinating travel and coaching.
McNally spent his playing days at NAIA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., from 1996-99 where he was recognized as an All-American Honorable Mention, a two-time team most valuable player and a two-time First Team All-Florida Sun Conference. McNally also played for Bury Football Club in England (1994-1996).
During his time at MSU-Billings, McNally served as the NSCAA technical director of soccer coaching for Montana (2008-2012). He received the NSCAA Premier License (2010), NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in (2005) and NSCAA National Diploma in (2003). He passed both his National and Advanced National Diplomas with distinction. In addition McNally coached for the Magic City Soccer club (2006-2012). During this time his club teams won 5 State Championships.
McNally received his bachelor's degree in communications from ERAU in 2000 and his master's of education in school counseling from MSUB in 2012. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Liam and Kellan.