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CFC Academy coach lands his first college head coaching job

By Staff , 02/09/18, 8:30AM EST


CFC Academy coach Daniel Branley has been named the new head coach to lead Campbellsville University Lady Tiger soccer in Kentucky.
"We are excited to announce Daniel Branley as the coach who will lead the next generation of Lady Tiger Soccer," said Athletics Director Jim Hardy. "His enthusiasm and passion for soccer and his desire to lead this program is second only to his devotion in his relationship to God. With the new fieldhouse breaking ground yesterday and Coach Branley starting today, it's an exciting time around Lady Tiger soccer."
In the last couple seasons as an assistant at for the men's and women's programs at Bryan College, Branley has helped lead the Lions to an Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season in 2015-16 and the men's program backed that up with a 16-3-3 record in 2016-17 to earn their fourth appearance in the NAIA Championship Tournament. The Lions ranked nationally in a myriad of stats, had three players recognized as NAIA All-Americans, and six earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
In his first year aiding the Lady Lions in 2016-17, it was also the first year with head coach Paul Babba at the helm, also a former CFC Academy coach. The women's soccer team saw their winningest season in recorded history with an overall record of 10-10-2 and 5-5 mark in conference play, while also finishing as Runner-Up in the AAC Tournament.

"During the interview process I was drawn to the mission of the university and excited by the ambition shown in the athletics department," said Branley. "It is clear there is a lot of support for the women's soccer program from both the administration and overall community. I have been extremely impressed with the unity among the athletics staff and I am excited to become part of the team at Campbellsville University."
Prior to playing at Bryan College from 2011-2014, Branley competed for academies in England. While at BC, Branley earned many individual playing accolades as a part of the men's soccer program --  AAC Regular Season MVP, NAIA All-East Region First Team, AAC Tournament MVP, AAC Offensive Player of the Year, and multiple AAC Player of the Week awards.
In his junior year, he finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation for game winning goals (10) and received All-American honors. Daniel was part of the 2013 AAC regular season and tournament championship winning side.

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