Michael Daly

Michael Daly

  • Title:
    Assistant Coach

Michael Daly is in the third season of his second stint as an assistant coach for the Saint Anselm women's lacrosse program in 2018-19.

After serving as an assistant for the Hawks in 2013, Daly spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as the head coach at Merrimack College.

Daly previously served as the head women's lacrosse coach at the University of New Hampshire from 2009-12, guiding the Wildcats to a 23-27 overall record, as well as a pair of America East Conference championship appearances. Each season the Wildcats ranked in the top tier of Division I teams for caused turnovers and ground balls, a testament to UNH's transition defense and team's focus on taking pride in the ride, a hallmark of Daly's tenure. In his first season at the helm, Daly guided the 'Cats to a 10-7 overall record in which they started the season 4-0 and climbed as high as No. 15 in the national poll.

Daly also enjoyed coaching success at UNH as an assistant coach for the program during the 2007-08 season, helping lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Championship at-large bid, a 13-6 record and No. 13 final ranking, nationally.

Prior to his stop in Durham, Daly guided the Stonehill College women's lacrosse program from 1998-2007 and won NCAA Division II National Championships in both 2003 and 2005 - the first two NCAA titles in school history. The Skyhawks were also NCAA Championship Finalists in 2002 and Semifinalists in both 2001 and 2007.

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II National Coach of the Year in 1999, 2003 and 2005, Daly coached 26 IWLCA All-Americans, including a Division II Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year.

Daly's Skyhawks dominated the Northeast-10 Conference during his tenure, capturing NE-10 Conference tournament championships from 2000 to 2007 and posting an overall record of 83-2 in league play. Daly was selected as the conference's Coach of the Year in 1999 and then from 2002-06.