John Deeley is in his 12th season at Connecticut and seventh
season as an associate head coach, after spending the previous eight seasons
with Ray Reid at Southern Connecticut State University.
At UConn, Deeley is primarily responsible for scouting
opponents and breaking down the game, both mentally and in terms of analyzing
game tape. Players and coaches alike consider him one of the most tactical minds
in the game, a skill Deeley has garnered after nearly two decades with one of
the most talented coaching staffs in the country.
While working alongside Ray Reid over the last 19 years,
Deeley helped his teams at Southern and UConn capture four National
Championships (1990, 1992, 1995 and 2000) and eight national semifinal game
appearances (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000). During this
time, Reid became the winningest active coach in the NCAA - all the while with
Deeley by his side.
Prior to his eight seasons at Southern, Deeley was an
assistant for one season at Cleveland State University and also was the head
coach for one season at Mt. Union (Ohio) College.
In addition to his work in the college game, Deeley served as
a member of the Olympic development Program Region 1 staff for eight years,
including four as the assistant coach for the U13 regional development squad.
As a player, Deeley was a standout midfielder for Southern
from 1977-80, when the Owls had a 48-16-6 record with four trips to the NCAA
Tournament, including three semifinal appearances.
After 20 years in the college coaching ranks, he holds a "C"
coaching license from the USSF.
A native of North Babylon, N.Y., Deeley is married to the
former Karen Warner, who was an All-American and assistant coach for Len
Tsantiris and the UConn women’s soccer team.
He graduated from Southern Connecticut with an undergraduate
degree in political science.