STORRS, Conn. – Six days after unveiling the full 2016 regular-season schedule, UConn men’s soccer head coach Ray Reid announced two coaching changes on his staff for the upcoming season. John Donlon, who enters his seventh season with the program, is set to serve as the team’s Director of Soccer Administration, while former Temple goalie Dan Scheck will join the staff as the Director of Soccer Quality Control.
Donlon completed his second season as the Director of Soccer Quality Control in 2015, expanding his role in tickets sales, as well as coordinating the Huskies’ fundraising efforts. He also worked with the university’s marketing department to create promotional fan schedules.
Before joining the staff in a permanent role, Donlon served as the team’s head managers for five seasons from 2009-2014. His duties in the role included serving as the primary communications contact for the Goal Patrol, assisting in gameday promotions and coordinating youth ticket sales.
Scheck enters his first season with the Connecticut program after serving as a goalkeeper for the Temple Owls from 2011-14. A three-year starter, Scheck appeared in 43 games in his Owl career, tallying 16 clean sheets. As a senior in 2014, he started in 16 games en route to a Second Team All-American Athletic Conference selection. He enjoyed a breakout junior campaign in 2013, matching the program record with nine shutouts. The Sayville, N.Y. native was named the league’s Keeper of the week on two occasions and held an .859 save percentage in 18 starts.
At UConn, Scheck will assist with ticket sales, match promotions, and fan engagement. He will join a staff that includes Reid, associate head coaches John Deeley and Tim O’Donohue ,assistant coach Andy Parker, and Donlon.
Earlier this week, Reid announced the team’s 18-match 2016 schedule. For a complete look at the fall slate, please CLICK HERE.
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