Head Mens Soccer Coach
On April 1, 2016, Director of Athletics Bridget Niland announced that Bobby McColl has been selected to become the fifth head coach in the history of the mens soccer program at Daemen College.
“Daemen Athletics is excited to start this new chapter for our mens soccer program with our first-ever full-time coach,” Niland said. “Bobby McColls vision for building a competitive NCAA Division II program became clear throughout the interview process. His ties to Buffalo and understanding of East Coast Conference competitors will be of great value to our mens soccer student-athletes and our entire athletics program. Much lies ahead for our mens soccer program under his leadership.”,
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, McColl brings six years of collegiate coaching experience to the position, including the last four as a head coach (45-26-8 career record). Most recently, McColl served as the head womens soccer coach at Roberts Wesleyan College, leading that program to a 35-20-5 overall record in three seasons at the helm which notably came during RWCs ascent to the NCAA Division II level of competition. This past season was the brightest of McColls tenure, leading the Redhawks to the championship game of the East Coast Conference Tournament, and an at-large berth in the NCAA Division II National Championships while achieving an overall record of 12-5-3.
McColls hiring at Daemen brings him back to the mens side of the sport which hes not unfamiliar with. McColl earned his first head coaching opportunity with the mens team at Greenville College (Ill.) in 2012, leading that NCAA Division III program to an overall mark of 10-6-3 and a second-place finish in the Saint Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a league record of 5-0-3. In addition to his duties with the mens team at GC, he also served as the top assistant with the Panthers womens team that season.
Head Womens Soccer Coach
Dan Dolan enters his seventh season as the Head Womens Soccer Coach in 2015, having led the program to an average of 10 wins per season since taking the helm in 2009. From 2010 through 2013, Dolan led the Wildcats to four-straight double-figure win seasons, winning 62-percent of their contests in that span.
The 2013 season ushered in a new era for the womens soccer program as Dolan guided the team through their first year as an affiliate of the East Coast Conference (ECC) after joining the league as part of the Colleges transition to the NCAA Division II level of competition. Dolan and the Wildcats picked up their first-ever ECC victory on Oct. 5, 2013 when they defeated St. Thomas Aquinas College 4-1 on the road.
With Daemens intercollegiate athletic teams not eligible for the ECC and/or NCAA postseason during the Colleges transition to NCAA Division II, Dolan led the womens soccer program to success in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), making three consecutive appearances in the USCAA National Championships title game from 2012-14.