March 12, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut Associate Head Coach John Deeley is set to be inducted in to the CT Soccer Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014.
Deeley completed 17th year with the UConn men’s soccer program in 2013, which includes 13 seasons as associate head coach. He helped lead the Huskies to their third straight NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals appearance this past season and was a crucial part of the Huskies’ 17-match unbeaten streak that stretched from Sept. 21- Dec. 6.
During the 2013 season, Deeley was named the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Deeley was also named a 2012 Top Assistant Coach by College Soccer News after the Huskies went 17-4-1 in the 2012 season.
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 over two decades with one of the most talented coaching staffs in the country.
While working alongside Ray Reid over the last 20 years, Deeley helped his teams at Southern Connecticut State University and UConn capture four National Championships (1990, 1992, 1995 and 2000).
“John truly deserves this honor,” said Reid. “Over the past 25 years, he has been an integral part of our success. He has a great mind for the game.”
In his career at Connecticut, the North Babylon, N.Y., native has assisted the Huskies in reaching 16-straight NCAA tournament berths, including seven Quarterfinal berths and one national championship in the 2000 season.
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.