Assistant Coach Chuck Connelly
- Chuck Connelly enters his 11th season on the William and Mary staff. He has worked primarily with the Tribeís goalkeepers and was promoted to a full-time assistant in January of 2004. During his ten seasons, the Tribe has compiled an overall record of 91-77-27 (.536) with three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2000, 2002, and 2008. In Colonial Athletic Association action, the Tribe has a mark of 48-31-16 (.589), including a conference championship during his first campaign in 2000.
The Tribe goalkeepers have combined for a goals against average of 1.19 with 60 shutouts during Connellyís tenure. In 2007, W&M established a school record for shutouts in CAA play with six and had nine overall. The nine clean sheets were the most for the program since 1999. Rookie backstop Andrew McAdams earned CAA All-Rookie Team honors under the tutelage of Connelly in 2007 after posting a goals against average of 0.87 and a CAA leading 85 percent save percentage.
Connelly graduated in 2000 from Old Dominion University, where he was the teamís starting goalkeeper as a junior and senior. While at ODU, he recorded a career 1.50 goals against average with 17 shutouts and was regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the conference. In 1999, he started all 19 matches for ODU and his 0.79 GAA was tops in the league and 17th in the nation. He earned second team All-CAA honors as a senior for the Monarchs.
A native of Rockville, Md., Connelly has coached at numerous camps along the East Coast, including a position as the assistant director of the Adin Brown Goalkeeping Academy. He currently coaches a youth traveling team for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. Connelly also serves as the assistant director of the Colonial Kicks Soccer Camp.
Connelly and his wife, Christine, reside in Williamsburg.