O'Leary Named Coach at George Mason


The Dartmouth men's soccer program is coming off one of its finest seasons and one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA history, and the Big Green will now have to overcome the loss of head coach Fran O'Leary.

On February 6, George Mason athletic director Tom O'Connor announced that O'Leary will replace Gordon Bradley as the men's head soccer coach.

"O'Leary's proven record, leadership ability and effectiveness as a teacher and winner, along with his passion for the game, made him the ideal choice to continue the progress of our program," O'Connor said.

O'Leary has a 126-63-20 overall record in 12 seasons and a 56-48-14 mark in seven years at Dartmouth.

Last year, he led the Big Green to a 12-6-0 record and an at-large NCAA bid before falling to eventual champion Connecticut in the first round, 3-0. Dartmouth was 3-9-4 in 1999, marking one of the greatest one-season improvements.

In 1997, Dartmouth posted a 10-4-4 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. O'Leary was named Division I Coach of the Year by the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League.