Tribe’s Chuck Connelly Named One of Nation’s Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News
Williamsburg, Va. - After helping guide the William and Mary Tribe men’s soccer team to one of its finest seasons in the program’s history, associate head coach Chuck Connelly was named one of the top assistant coaches in 2011 by College Soccer News.
Of Connelly, College Soccer News said, “Connelly has been a member of the Tribe’s coaching staff for eleven seasons. He became a full-time assistant coach in 2004 under head coach Chris Norris. Connelly has had a definite impact on the Tribe’s quality of play, working primarily with goalkeepers. He is well versed in the duties and pressure that accompany work between the pipes, having honed his skills as the starting netminder at Old Dominion in 1999 and 2000. Connelly has also been active in youth soccer in the community as a coach for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. The Tribe had a banner season in 2010, finishing with an impressive 15-4-3 record.”
Under Connelly’s guidance, senior goalkeeper Andrew McAdams had a fantastic season in goal for the Tribe in 2010, punctuating a stellar career. McAdams was named Third-Team All-CAA and Second-Team All-State by VaSID after posting a goals against average of 0.81. McAdams also recorded six shutouts during the season, tying him for first in the CAA. McAdams will leave Williamsburg ranked second all-time in school history in both saves and shutouts, behind only Adin Brown in both categories.