Alan Dawson (Footballer)
The all-time winner coach in Previous Dominion soccer historical past, Alan Dawson begins his
twenty second season on the helm of the ODU males’s soccer program in 2018. With a
profession report of 362-161-forty nine, Dawson ranks within the prime 15 in all-time profitable
proportion in collegiate males’s soccer. As well as, Dawson’s 220 victories at ODU are
essentially the most in Outdated Dominion soccer historical past.
The Northern Eire native has guided the Monarchs to eleven NCAA Match appearances, all of
which have come within the final 15 years. ODU has twice superior to the Candy sixteen beneath
Dawson, with these appearances coming in again-to-again years in 2006 and 2007. As well as,
seven of Dawson’s squads of been ranked within the remaining NSCAA High 25 of the season,
together with the 2006 group that was ranked 14th within the remaining ballot.
A 4-time convention coach of the yr, Dawson has pioneered to Monarchs to 2 convention event
titles and three convention common season titles. Most just lately, ODU gained the 2014
Convention USA Championship on its residence discipline in Norfolk, Virginia.
Over his 22 years at Outdated Dominion, Dawson has produced 9 NSCAA All-People, 5
convention gamers of the years, 5 NSCAA Educational All-People and eleven MLS Tremendous
YEAR-BY-YEAR AT OLD DOMINION
2017: The Monarchs ended their season thirteen-6-2 and 6-2-zero within the C-USA, capturing
this system's second C-USA title. The accmplishment can also be the establishments third C-
USA Title at school historical past. The Monarchs earned an automated berth into the NCAA
Match, beating NC State within the first spherical, 2-zero; and falling to No. 2 Indiana within the
NCAA second spherical, three-zero. Mertcan Akar earned C-USA Golden Glove of the 12
months Award in addition to a First Workforce All-Convention honor. Seven Monarchs earned
All-C-USA honors, together with Sebastien Hauret, Fox Slotemaker, Brandon Perdue, Max
Wilschrey, Hans Kroschwitz, Niko Klosterhalfen, and Mertcan Akar. Akar, Fox Slotemaker,
Max Wilschrey, and Niko Kloserthalfen all earned honors on the All-Southeast Area Groups.
ODU was ranked a number of instances all through the season, together with a excessive No. 18.
2016: Previous Dominion completed the season with a 6-9-2 report and seventh within the C-
USA convention standings. Redshirt-Freshman Sebastien Hauret led the crew in assists (7) and
factors (eleven) incomes him a spot on the Convention USA All-Rookie squad and the title
of Virginia Sports activities Data Administrators Rookie of the 12 months. The 2016 Monarchs
fell within the semifinal spherical of the C-USA Event to FIU 2-zero.
2015: The Monarchs compiled an eight-5-three file and completed fourth within the C-USA
common season standings. ODU reached a excessive rating of No. 9 on the yr, whereas Niko
Klosterhalfen was named the convention's Freshman of the 12 months. The '15 squad fell within
the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championship to eventual champ FIU.
2014: ODU captured the college's first ever C-USA Championship, and superior to the second
spherical of the NCAA Match. The Monarchs, who completed with a thirteen-7-1 report,
performed one of many nation's hardest schedules and completed with an NCAA RPI of
20. Dawson gained his 2 hundredth profession recreation at ODU in 2014, when the Monarchs
defeated William & Mary in October.
2013: The Monarchs completed eleven-6-1, together with a 7-2-zero mark in Convention USA
play, within the staff's first season within the league. ODU reached the second spherical of the
NCAA Match, whereas the Monarchs misplaced just one sport on the highway (at sixth seed
Georgetown within the NCAAs ) and tied nationally-ranked Maryland. Tim Hopkinson had a
profession yr for ODU, garnering C-USA Participant of the 12 months and second workforce
NSCAA All-American honors.
2012: The Monarchs have been eleven-three-three and ranked as excessive as fourth nationally
by Soccer America and School Soccer Information on Sept. 18 after defeating then second-
ranked Creighton. This 12 months's squad certified for the NCAA Event, however fell within the
2011: Dawson received his three hundredth collegiate recreation on Nov. eleven within the CAA
semifinals in opposition to Georgia State. The Monarchs, who compiled a 12-6-2, ranked as
excessive as seventh nationally and completed the common season second within the CAA and
CAA Match runner-ups. The Monarchs ranked second nationally in targets scored with forty
eight for a 2.four per recreation common.
2010: The ten-7-2 Monarchs defeated then second-ranked North Carolina in a daily season
match on the ODU Soccer Complicated. ODU recieved an at-massive spot to the NCAA Match
and promptly knocked off defending Nationwide Champion Virginia within the first spherical,
earlier than falling within the second spherical at Penn State.
2009: The Monarchs compiled an eleven-5-2 report as senior Nane Joseph earned NSCAA
second group All-American honors and was chosen within the fourth spherical of the MLS
Tremendous Draft by Toronto. Steffen Rabben was named ODU Scholar Athlete of the 12
months with the celebrated Wilkins/Howard Award.
2008: ODU tied for second within the CAA and newcomer Steffen Rabben grew to become the
fourth Monarch below Dawson to earn CAA Rookie of the 12 months honors, because the
workforce compiled a 9-7-three general document.
2007: The 15-four-2 Monarchs captured the CAA Championship and superior to the spherical of
sixteen after beating Windfall and sixth-ranked Brown. David Horst earned CAA Defensive
Participant of the 12 months honors for the second straight 12 months and have become the
primary Monarch ever chosen within the first spherical of the MLS Tremendous Draft.
2006: ODU compiled a 14-6-2 document and superior to the spherical of sixteen within the
NCAA Faculty Cup, knocking off Winthrop, and tenth-ranked North Carolina earlier than
shedding a 2-1 determination to eventual nationwide champion UC Santa Barbara. ODU
additionally ranked among the many nation's prime 20 in attendance, whereas Edson Elcock was
tabbed a primary staff All-American by the NSCAA.
2005: The Monarchs rolled to a 15-four-2 report, reaching the CAA Championship match for the
second straight yr and incomes a No. 10 seed within the NCAA Faculty Cup. Through the
season, ODU knocked off nationally-ranked Virginia, Davidson, and NC State. Dawson was
named CAA Coach of the 12 months for the fourth time and the Virginia Coach of the Yr by
VaSID for the second time, whereas Brian Cvilikas was named the CAA Participant of the 12
2004: The Monarchs have been thirteen-6-2 and reached the championship match of the Colonial
Athletic Affiliation. For the primary time at school historical past, ODU was awarded a No. 12
seed and a primary spherical bye of the NCAA Event. Through the common season, the
Monarchs defeated North Carolina, Rutgers and handed CAA rival James Madison its first lack
of the 12 months.
2003: The Monarchs reached the second spherical of the NCAA Match for the second
consecutive yr. Previous Dominion defeated NC State, 6-three, at dwelling within the first
spherical earlier than falling to No. 2 seed Maryland, 2-1. The Monarchs have been ranked as
excessive as No. 2 throughout a season that noticed ODU race to a 14-zero-zero begin and grow
to be the final Division I workforce to lose a sport. The Monarchs began the season with a 9
sport shutout streak and ended with a 15-four-1 general mark. Dawson acquired his third CAA
Coach of the 12 months award and was named the NSCAA South-Atlantic Coach of the 12
months. Trevor McEachron and Attila Vendegh each earned NSCAA All-American honors, with
McEachron touchdown on the primary staff.
2002: ODU certified for its first NCAA Match beneath Dawson, advancing to the second
spherical of the massive dance. Total, the Monarchs posted a ten-9-four document, together with
a 6-2-1 mark in CAA play. Attila Vendegh was named CAA Participant of the Yr after scoring a
workforce-excessive sixteen targets.
2001: The Monarchs went eight-7-2 and captured the CAA common season crown with a three-
zero-2 report in league play. Attila Vendegh was named the CAA Participant of the 12 months,
whereas Dawson earned CAA Coach of the 12 months honors.
2000: The Monarchs compiled a ten-6-2 document and completed second within the CAA
common season standings with a 6-1-1 mark. ODU fell within the semifinals of the CAA Match,
whereas Attila Vendegh was named the CAA Freshman of the Yr and a Soccer America
1999: ODU completed 15-four-zero, profitable the CAA common season title with a 7-1-zero
convention report. The season earned Dawson CAA Coach of the Yr honors and the Virginia
Sports activities Info Administrators' Coach of the Yr Award. Jimmy Tanner was named the
CAA Participant of the 12 months and a 3rd staff All-American by the NSCAA.
1998: The Monarchs went eight-eight-2, together with a three-5-zero mark in CAA play, in
Dawson's second season on the helm of the ODU program. Jimmy Tanner led the Monarchs in
objectives and complete factors, whereas Carlos Mendes led the crew in assists.
1997: In Dawson's first 12 months at ODU, the Monarchs compiled a 7-9-2 general and a three-
5-zero mark in CAA play. The Monarchs completed seventh within the CAA league standings
and fell within the quarterfinals of the convention match.
COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS AT ODU
CAA: 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Virginia (VaSID): 1999, 2005
NSCAA South-Atlantic Area: 2003
First Win at ODU: 1-zero vs Robert Morris (9-5-ninety seven)
a hundredth Win at ODU: 2-zero vs. W&M (eleven-four-05)
three hundredth Profession Win: 5-three vs. Georgia State (eleven-eleven-12)
2 hundredth Win at ODU: 1-zero at W&M (10-21-14)
PRIOR TO OLD DOMINION
Dawson served as an assistant coach at North Carolina in 1996, following a 9-12 months stine at
DIII Methodist School. In 1995, he led Methodist to the NCAA Division III Championship sport.
Whereas at Methodist, he guided the varsity to seven consecutive convention championships and
6 straight NCAA match appearances in solely 9 seasons.
He was inducted into the Methodist School Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 2002. His
mixed profession report at Methodist was 129-30-1 and his squads completed within the prime
10 of the ISAA nationwide polls for seven consecutive seasons. He garnered Dixie Convention
Coach of the 12 months honors 5 instances and South Area Coach of the 12 months honors in
1990 and 1995. He produced 32 All-South alternatives, seven All-Individuals, and two Tutorial
All-Individuals throughout his tenure on the college. Dawson additionally coached three groups
to undefeated seasons: in 1991 (15-zero-three), 1992 (14-zero-2) and 1993 (17-zero-zero).
Earlier than teaching at Methodist, he served as a graduate assistant coach at UNC-Greensboro
from 1984-86. UNCG reached the NCAA Division III quarterfinals in 1984 and gained the
championship in 1985.
OTHER COACHING VENTURES
Dawson served as head coach of the North Carolina Olympic Improvement staff from 1989-
ninety four, successful the us Area III championship sport in 1993. He was a USSF South Area
workers member from 1992 to 1996, and served because the 1979 Area III head coach. He has
additionally served as Chairman of the Intercollegiate Soccer Affiliation South Area score
Dawson is a member of the NCAA Regional Choice Committee for the South-Atlantic Area. He
additionally led the Virginia ODP group to again-to-again regional championships as the
pinnacle coach in 1999 and 2000. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) `B'
license, and a Full Irish Badge (Grade One) teaching license.
OFF THE PITCH
Dawson earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma in political science from Lock Haven College in
1984, and a Grasp of Science diploma in bodily training from the UNC Greensboro in 1986. He
and his spouse Mari have three youngsters: Alec, Garrick, and Ellesse. Alan is the son of Isabel
and Stanley Dawson of Belfast, Northern Eire.