College coaching moves: William & Mary's Daly retires, Smith out at Portland

John Daly is retiring after 31 years as the head coach at William & Mary, where he complied a 413-176-57 record and led the Tribe to 30 consecutive winning seasons before it went 8-10-2 in 2017.

Daly coached 15 All-Americans, including two ISAA/NSCAA National Players of the Year in Megan McCarthy (1987) and Natalie Neaton (1995) and current U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis.
"It has been a long road with very few bumps along the way," said Daly. "I have always loved the College and, in particular, the women's soccer program and everyone who has been a part of it. I hope for more success for it in the future."

Garrett Smith, who coached Portland to an undefeated championship season in 2005 with a team that included Christine Sinclair, Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Lopez, will not return as head coach.

Smith served 11 years as an assistant coach to both the men’s and women’s programs under the late Clive Charles before transitioning to women’s head coach for the last 15 seasons. Besides the 2005 title, he led the Pilots to NCAA quarterfinal appearances five other times (2004, 2006-09), won seven WCC championships and was named WCC Coach of the Year on six occasions.

But Portland finished the 2017 season with a 5-13-1 record and tied for ninth in the WCC with a 2-7-0 mark, missing the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season.

“This decision was a difficult one and was made after lengthy and thoughtful consideration,” UP's vice president for athletics Scott Leykam said.
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