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Eddie Kelly

Eddie Kelly

Awards * Inducted - New England Soccer Hall of Fame, November 2009 * 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors * Big East Coach of the Year - 1989, 1990 and 2000 * Big East Coaching Staff of the Year - 2002 – Ed Kelly, Ian Hennessy, and Dusan Obsajsnik * National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional * Coach of the Year honors four times; earned New England honors in 2000 and 2002 and South Atlantic recognition in 2007 and 2011 * 2002 Soccer America National Coach of the Year * NJSCA Division I Coach of the Year Honors in 1986

Head Men's Soccer Coach (retired)
Boston College

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AS A COACH * Head coach (1988 - 2019) of Boston College * Head coach (1985-1987) at Seton Hall * A career record of 329-248-70. * His record at Boston College rank him first on BC’s all-time list * Has guided the Eagles to 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 10 since 2000 – (1990, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016) * The Eagles have been seeded in the NCAA Tournament four times since 2002; they were seeded fifth in 2002, 15th in 2004, first in 2007 and fourth in 2011 * Secured the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title with a 3-1 home win over Virginia Tech on Nov. 9; it was the school’s first ACC Championship since joining the conference in July 2005 … finished 7-1-0 in regular-season league matches * Captured the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title with a 2-1 victory over Wake Forest in Cary, N.C., on Nov. 19 * Captured five Big East Tournament Championships – two as head coach of Seton Hall (1986, 1987), and three as head coach of Boston College (1990, 2000, 2002) * Won three Big East Tournament Championships over a five-year period – two with Seton Hall (1986, 1987), and one with Boston College (1990) * Has coached seven NSCAA All-Americans, including three 2007 All-America honorees – Reuben Ayarna, Alejandro Bedoya and Sherron Manswell * Has coached two Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year recipients – Charlie Davies (2006) and Alejandro Bedoya (2007) – and one ACC Freshman of the Year – Zeiko Lewis (2013) * Earned his 100th collegiate victory with Boston College’s 2-1 win at Hartford on September 17, 1994 * Earned his 200th win on October 12, 2005, with a 1-0 overtime win over Yale * Captured his 300th career win on Oct. 30, 2015, a 2-1 win over Syracuse to close to the regular season * Assumed head coaching duties at Boston College in 1988 * Established a program-best 18 wins in 2002 * Assumed the head post at Seton Hall in 1985, posting a 40-13-6 record in his three-year tenure * In his first year at Seton Hall, he guided the Pirates to an 8-7-1 mark, the school’s first winning season in 11 years. * Led Seton Hall to two Big East regular-season and tournament titles in three years * Led Seton Hall to two NCAA Tournament berths in three years * Established a program-best 18 wins in 1986 * Served as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University from 1980-84 * Helped guide the Knights to three NCAA Tournament selections * In 1983, FDU won the most games in the country (21) and advanced to final eight of the NCAA Tournament

AS A PLAYER * Competed professionally for eight years * Selected to represent the United States five times in international play * Played in the American Soccer League and North American Soccer League

PERSONAL * Born October 24, 1948, in Dublin, Ireland * Served four years in the United States Air Force (1969-73) * Ed and his wife Ann have three children – Jessica, Lauren, and Luke (all three are Boston College graduates). Luke is an assistant coach at Boston College * Ed and his family reside in Holliston, Mass.

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