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Assistant Coach
John Deeley
12th Season
Southern Connecticut '80

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.

"Coach Deeley brings a very even-keeled approach to the game and has a calming influence that balances out the rest of our staff. In addition, he is one of the greatest tactical minds in college soccer with the ability to break any opponent down."

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