WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary Tribe head women's soccer coach John Daly was named the 2011 NSCAA/Mondo Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year on Saturday. The honor is the seventh in the illustrious career of the William and Mary head coach. Daly, along with the other regional coaches of the year will be joined by the coaches whose teams advanced to the NCAA semifinals on the ballot for the NSCAA/Mondo National Coach of the Year.
The 2011 season was a terrific one for both Daly and the Tribe, as William and Mary captured its 10th CAA conference title in school history and made its 24th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The College ended the year with an overall record of 17-3-2, running its NCAA-record streak of consecutive winning seasons to 30.
During his 25 years at the helm of the Tribe women's soccer program, Daly has become one of the finest coaches in the nation. Never having suffered a losing season under his watch, Daly's all-time career coaching record stands at an impressive 347-140-41 (.696). A seven-time regional coach of the year, Daly had also been named the CAA Coach of the Year on five occasions - including this season - and the VaSID Coach of the Year four times. Under Daly's tutelage, 13 W&M players have garnered a total of 29 All-America honors, including two National Players of the Year in Megan McCarthy (1987) and four-time All-American Natalie Neaton (1995).
Amongst his peers, Daly by all measures ranks as one of the top 20 coaches in NCAA history. When the College defeated Delaware in double-overtime on Oct. 3, 2008, Daly became just the fourth women's soccer coach in NCAA Division I history to win 300 games all with the same school. All told, Daly is the ninth coach in Division I to accomplish the remarkable feat of 300 victories and the 19th across all divisions in the NCAA.
For all the latest information on William and Mary Tribe women's soccer, be sure to go to TribeAthletics.com.