Austin Daniels
Austin Daniels

Daniels enters his first season as an assistant coach on the CCSU staff.  He brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Blue Devil sidelines in 2009. Prior to joining Central, Daniels has served as the Director of Coaching for Connecticut Academica Football Club.

Daniels, who began his career as an assistant coach at Colorado College, took his first head coaching job at the University of Hartford in 1989. He led the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament on six occasions, including a Final Four run in 1992. A coach of six All-Americans while at Hartford, Daniels was named the NSCAA National Women's Soccer Division I Coach of the Year in 1989. He was awarded NSCAA New England Division I Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and 1992, as well as America East Coach of the Year accolades in 1991 and 1992.

Following his stint at Hartford, Daniels started the University of Colorado women's soccer program in 1996. Daniels left Colorado in 2001 and took over as the Technical Director of Connecticut Academica FC before beginning a three-year reign as head coach for the New England Mutiny. A member of the Women's Premier Soccer League, the Mutiny made it to the National Finals under Daniels in 2004. The coach was named WPSL Coach of the Year after the season.

Daniels currently holds a United States Soccer Federation 'A' License and is a member of the NSCAA.