Dan Branley grew up in the Northeast of England. He moved to the United States in 2011 to represent Bryan College’s men soccer team. During his time at Bryan, Dan won the AAC regular Season conference and tournament reaching the NAIA National Tournament. Dan earned several individual honours including AAC regular season MVP, AAC tournament MVP, AAC offensive player of the year, NAIA All-East Region First team and multiple player-of-the-week awards. In 2013, he was named to the NAIA list of All-American Athletes having led the nation in game winning goals that season.
After graduating, Dan served as an Assistant Coach to the Men’s and Women’s soccer programs at Bryan College. During his time as an assistant, both programs achieved their highest national ranking and won AAC conference titles. Dan also assisted in reshaping the Bryan College Women’s program that led to reaching their first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
Following his time at Bryan, Dan appointed the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at NAIA Campbellsville University. While at Campbellsville, he led the Tigers to a 14-10 record, doubling their overall season wins from the previous year.
Dan’s success at Campbellsville led to receiving the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach / Recruiting Co-ordinator at NCAA DI Campbell University. During Dan’s time at Campbell University the program was ranked Top 10 in the nation for goals scored in a season. Dan has also coached in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) as an Assistant Coach at Chattanooga FC. He holds multiple coaching licenses from various governing bodies and holds a master’s degree in Business and Sports Management.
Dan currently resides in Philadelphia, PA in the USA and will serve as on-the-ground support for placing our student-athletes. He will combine his knowledge of the soccer landscape in the United States and his experience coaching and recruiting in the college soccer game to provide honest mentorship and guidance for the student-athletes who work with SCA.