Dan McNally Joins Men's Soccer Coaching Staff|
Feb. 4, 2013
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati men’s soccer head coach Hylton Dayes announced on Monday the addition of Dan McNally to the coaching staff. McNally will take on the role as assistant coach after spending eight seasons as the head coach at NCAA Div. II Montana State University-Billings.
“We are very pleased to have Dan join our coaching staff” said Dayes. “He is an excellent coach with a tremendous background in the game. He has done a fantastic job building the program at MSU- Billings. He has shown a commitment to the total development of the student-athlete which is in line with our philosophy here at UC. Dan also has an excellent track record of recruiting high level student-athletes which will help us achieve our goal of competing for a Big East Championship.”
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 finishes 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.
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.
“Dan McNally is one of the brightest young coaching minds in the country at any level” said Joe DePalo, head coach at Nova Southeastern University. “He has already proven to be one of the top head coaches in Division II by taking a program which was in relative obscurity and taking it to regional and national prominence.
“Coach Dayes and his staff have pulled off a nice coup by adding Dan to their staff” DePalo added. The University of Cincinnati is getting not only a great coach and teacher with a lot of experience and expertise, but an equally outstanding individual with real values who it will be proud to call one of its own”
McNally spent his playing days at NAIA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., from 1996-99.
“It’s a real honor to be given the opportunity to work for the men’s soccer program at the University of Cincinnati” said McNally. “I’m really looking forward to working with head coach Hylton Dayes and all of his coaching staff and student athletes. The facilities the athletics program has are first class and it will be a privilege to come to work every day in the athletics department.
“My wife and I, along with our 2 year old son, are looking forward to moving down to Cincinnati. My ambition has always been to coach at the NCAA D1 level and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I think Dan is a great fit for UC” said Dayes. “We look forward to having him, his wife Jennifer and son Liam as a part of the Cincinnati family.”