Dec. 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - University of Connecticut men’s soccer associate head coach John 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 on Thursday.
Earlier today, the NSCAA announced the 24 individuals named Regional Assistant Coaches of the Year, as well as the four assistants named NSCAA/Field Turf Assistant Coaches of the Year for senior college, junior college and high school.
Deeley is in his 17th year with the UConn men’s soccer program and is serving in his 13th season as an associate head coach in 2013. He has helped lead the Huskies to their third straight NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals appearance this season after UConn downed top-seeded UCLA on Sunday. The Huskies are in the midst of a 17-game unbeaten streak.
Deeley was 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).
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.