Coaches

Head Coach, Dan Dolan

In his first three years on the job, Dan Dolan has established the Daemen women's soccer program as a force to be reckoned with in the region, and has his team coming off back-to-back seasons of 11 or more wins, including a program record 15-win season in 2011 that culminated in the team's first-ever regular season Conference Championship. In addition to his coaching duties, Dolan serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation & Facilities, overseeing the department's intramural programs and wellness activities as well as any and all athletic facility issues.

The 2011 season was one of the dream variety for Dolan and the Wildcats. He saw his veteran squad rattle off eight consecutive victories during an undefeated month of October. In that span, Daemen topped conference rivals Point Park (4-3 in double-overtime), Roberts Wesleyan (4-3 in double overtime) and Houghton (1-0) who was ranked #15 in the NAIA National Poll at the time. Also during the stretch, Dolan saw his team gain National Poll votes for the first time in team history. When the dust settled on the 15-4 campaign, Dolan was named American Mideast Conference Coach of the Year and he saw six of his players earn All-Conference honors including AMC Player of the Year Lindsay Miller who garnered Honorable Mention All-American status as did teammate Samantha Engel.

In 2010, Dolan led the Wildcats to 11 wins overall, finishing the season at 11-6-1 (5-4-1 in AMC play). For the first time in school history, Daemen had two 1st Team All-AMC honorees; all-in-all Dolan's squad had six players earn some type of All-Conference recognition in 2010.

In 2009, two players were named NAIA All America Scholar Athletes under Dolan, and the team was recognized as an NAIA All-America Academic Team with a 3.12 team GPA. The afore-mentioned Miller became only the second player in school history to earn 1st Team All-AMC honors for women's soccer.

Dolan was named the third women's soccer coach in school history on March 6, 2009. Before joining the Daemen staff, Dolan spent one year as the lead assistant coach at Niagara University in 2008, where he helped lead them to a 12-6-1 record. Prior to coaching at Niagara, Dolan spent the previous six years as head coach of the boys' varsity soccer team at Cardinal O'Hara High School, where he also coached the girls' varsity team in 2004.

Dolan currently has his National "C" License, National Youth License from U.S. Soccer Federation, the National and Advanced National Diploma from NSCAA, English FA Psychology for Soccer - Level 1 and the NYSW Intermediate certificate. Dolan is the founder of Top Level Soccer which trains the area's best youth players. He also holds coaching experience at the Olympic Development level and has also served as the head coach of the Empire United Soccer Academy-Buffalo U-19 team.

Inquiries:
ddolan@daemen.edu

Year Record (Conf.)
2009 7-8-1 5-5-1
2010 11-6-1 5-4-1
2011 15-4-1 11-1-0
Total: 33-18 (21-10)

 

Assistant Coach, Lindsay Miller

After completing a brilliant four-year career for the Wildcats, Lindsay Miller joins the Daemen coaching staff for the 2012 season.

On the pitch for Daemen, Miller was, arguably, the top player in program history. She accounted for 19 goals, 23 assists and 61 total points in 68 games played. More importantly, in her four years, she was a major part of a team that compiled a 39-25-6 overall record, including a 26-10-1 mark in her final two seasons. A three-time 1st Team All-American Mideast Conference performer, Miller's career culminated in the program's first-ever regular season conference championship while she was named the AMC Player of the Year and an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Additionally, Miller was a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and was the inaugural recipient of Daemen's Female Athlete of the Year Award for her efforts as a senior.

A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Daemen's top-notch Physical Therapy program, Miller also serves the Daemen Athletic Department as a graduate assistant with responsibilities in the realm of facilities, intramurals and game operations, while also continuing her education as she pursues a Doctorate Degree from Daemen in Physical Therapy.

 

Assistant Coach, Steve Trojanowski

Steve Trojanowski enters his second season as an assistant to Dan Dolan in 2012, working primarily with the team's goalkeepers. After joining the staff in 2011, Trojanowski made an immediate impact, helping goalkeeper Kayla Hampton post a 1.53 goals against average and an 11-3 record.

Trojanowski experienced sustained success as a goalkeeper himself after being a four-year standout between the posts for the Roadrunners of California State-Bakersfield. In addition to his exploits on the pitch, Trojanowski excelled for the Roadrunners track and field program as a thrower. For his efforts, Trojanowski was honored with the Flachmann Award given annually to the top athlete at CSUB. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology.

After graduating, Trojanowski joined the Roadrunners' soccer staff, assisting both the men's and women's programs for one season. He also has five years of coaching experience at the high school level and was the Director of Goalkeeping for the Bakersfield Gunners Soccer Club. Additionally, Trojanowski works as a director at the SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School which is run by Tony DiCicco, the former United States Women's National Team coach whose teams won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics as well as the 1999 World Cup.

Born in Bridgeport, CT and raised in La Verne, CA, Trojanowski is a graduate of Damien High School were he was a three-sport star, earning Spartan of the Year honors as a senior.

Trojanowski lives in Buffalo with his wife, Kaydee.

 

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