Coach Duffy joins the Chaos for the 2017 PDL season. He comes to us from Concord University where he is currently the Head Women’s Coach at Concord University. Prior to Concord, Coach Duffy served as the assistant women’s coach at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina for two seasons. At Queens, Duffy helped guide the Royals to a 19-15-4 record.
Prior to his stint at Queens, Duffy was the assistant men’s soccer coach at Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, North Carolina from 2012-2013. During his time at L-R, the Bears went 15-15-5.
Throughout his four-year career as an assistant coach, Duffy is responsible for helping six student-athletes achieve all-conference honors.
The Wakefield, England native, Duffy, also brings a wealth of coaching experience outside of NCAA-sponsored athletics after serving as the academy director of the Premier UK Soccer Club in Statesville, North Carolina that is directly tied in with West Ham United of the English Premier League.
What may be the most impressive item on Duffy’s resume is his success as a college soccer player at Lees-McRae in Banner Elk, North Carolina from 2008-2011. As a sophomore, Duffy led Lees-McRae to the Division II National Championship game. In the 2009 season, Duffy was a First Team All-American and was also a consensus first team all-region pick. He was named the Conference Carolinas Tournament MVP as a freshman in 2008 and was on the all-tournament team all four years. Additionally, he was an all-conference and all-region player all four years of college becoming just the second men’s soccer player at LMC to be named all-conference every season throughout a career.
Lees-McRae compiled a record of 63-17-9 in four years with Duffy suited up, and it also won three conference regular season and tournament championships as well as appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament all four seasons.
Duffy is married to Nikki Duffy, together they have a two-year old son, Oliver.