Whelan Named Men's Soccer Assistant
posted on August 03, 2010 15:29
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile men's soccer program added Daniel Whelan as Assistant Coach. Whelan comes to Mobile after coaching stints at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Spring Hill College.
"I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with a program with such a great tradition, and to have the chance to work with Coach Fuller," Whelan said.
The Manchester, England native served as a volunteer coach at Embry-Riddle in 2007 and served as interim head coach for the Spring Hill College men's and women's soccer teams in 2009.
"Working with Spring Hill gives me experience with many of our conference teams and other opponents," Whelan said.
Before beginning his coaching career at Embry-Riddle, Whelan played for ERAU from 2003-06. The two-time NAIA All-American earned numerous honors in his playing career.
He was also a three-time All Conference selection as well as the Florida Sun Conference and NAIA Region XIV Player of the Year in 2006. He served as team captain in both his junior and senior campaigns.
Whelan, who received his B.S. from ERAU in Aeronautical Business Administration in 2007, was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District selection by CoSIDA and received an NAIA Champion of Character Scholarship.
Before coming to the United States, he played at the highest level of youth soccer in England, the FA Youth Premier League, with the Blackburn Rovers Football Club in 2001-03.
"I'm excited for the season to start, and with us hosting the NAIA National Tournament, it's an exciting time to be a part of the program," Whelan said.