Cincinnati, Ohio – The Kings Soccer Academy have named Cincinnati Bearcats Men’s Head Coach Hylton Dayes as head coach of the U15 Boys Gold Team. A member of the NSCAA National Academy Coaching Staff who has coached for 26 years within the college coaching ranks, Dayes is expected to provide an immediate positive impact to the Kings Soccer Academy.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Dayes graduated with a degree in electrical systems engineering. He is coming off a 2010 season where his team advanced to the BIG EAST Championship semifinals for the first time in school history, knocking off No. 5 Connecticut in penalties along the way.
“This is a great opportunity for our players and coaches,” Kings Boys Director of Coaching, Kevin McCloskey said. “Coach Dayes is one of the most recognizable coaches in division one and throughout the coaching community, we are thrilled that he is committed to develop youth players at the Kings Soccer Academy.”
Prior to joining the college coaching ranks, Dayes enjoyed a distinguished playing career at Wright State from 1982-1985. Dayes is the only athlete in school history to be named all-American all four years of his career. He also is one of three student-athletes to have his jersey retired at the school.
“I’m extremely excited to be a part of Kings Soccer Academy,” Hylton Dayes said. “Kings Soccer has the proper comprehensive structure, from the Junior Academy for the youngest soccer-athletes, to the Gold Teams and USL (PDL & Super-Y) for the top level soccer-athletes." Dayes goes on to say, "The Kings structure truly provides an opportunity for all players to properly development, the future is very bright for us!”
The Cincinnati Bearcats kickoff the 2011 season on Saturday August 27th, against Western Michigan. Coach Dayes will report for Kings training starting the first week of November.