DURHAM, N.H.  – Sandy Bridgeman, 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, and the UNH Athletic Department announced  Monday that Michael Daly (UNH ’90) has been hired as a women’s lacrosse assistant coach.

"We are incredibly pleased with the addition of Michael Daly to our staff,” Bridgeman said. “With two national championships and an outstanding coaching record, he is a proven winner and a highly-respected individual in the lacrosse community. I can't imagine a better fit for the University of New Hampshire."

Daly comes to UNH from Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.), where he compiled a 140-27 record and was named IWLCA Division II National Coach of the Year three times (1999, 2003, 2005) since launching the team as a club sport in 1998. He led the Skyhawks to the Division II national semifinals five times in a seven-year span from 2001-07, and that included winning the national championship in 2003 and 2005 as well as a runner-up finish in 2002.

Daly guided the Skyhawks to nine consecutive conference regular-season titles (1999-2007), which included eight undefeated league marks, as well as eight straight conference tourney championships (2000-07). As a result of his program’s excellence, Daly was honored as Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year a total of six times, including the 2002 through 2006 seasons.

In addition to overseeing every aspect of the women’s lacrosse program, Daly held the title of Assistant Director of Athletics at Stonehill College and as such he directed, scheduled and staffed all athletic facilities for practices, competitions, special events, fundraising activities and NCAA tournament events; and administered the equipment, facilities and capital budget. Furthermore, Daly served as an academic advisor and was also involved with the NCAA Lifeskills program and SAAC.

Daly earned a B.A. in Communication and Business Administration at UNH in 1990, then received a master’s degree (’94) and MBA (’96) from Northeastern University. He joins a UNH women’s lacrosse program that has advanced to the America East tournament 10 consecutive years under the guidance of Bridgeman (UNH ‘87).
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