Dan Kane is entering his sixth season at Wells College as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Wells College. In January of 2013, Kane was named the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and will be responsible for all athletic facilities outside of the pool and fitness center. In addition, he will serve as a department liaison to the Wells College Buildings and Grounds Department.
Following the departure of Director
of Athletics Michael Borsz, Kane was tabbed as the
College's Acting Athletic Director in January of 2014. During his
tenure, Kane saw two teams claim NEAC Championships while
coordinating day-to-day operations of the department.
During Kane's five years as Head Coach of the men's soccer team, the program has increased its winning percentage each season. Most recently in 2013, Kane and the Express posted their best season in program history with an 8-4-4 record (.625 winning percentage). Sparked by a 4-0-1 start with favorable results against a 2012 NCAA Division III tournament team in Medaille (W 1-0) and a draw against reigning NEAC-champion Morrisville State (2OT 1-1), Wells earned its first-ever NSCAA Division III East Regional Ranking on Sept. 17, 2013.
Wells also had a team-record four players earn NEAC All-Conference honors, including First Team All-Conference defenseman Pat O'Callaghan '14. O'Callaghan also went on to draw NSCAA Third Team All-East Region recognition for his play in the Express backfield as a senior captain. With only five bookings during the 2013 campaign, Kane's squad was one of only two NCAA Division III men's soccer programs to earn Gold or Silver Placement on the NSCAA's Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award list.
During the 2012 calendar, Kane's
program set a program record with eight victories, including five
North Eastern Athletic Conference wins. Additionally, his team
ranked 10th across all NCAA Division III programs in save
percentage (.858) while also leading the NEAC in goals-against
average (1.05) and fewest goals allowed (17).
In 2011, Kane's team finished with a 7-10 record and posted the longest winning streak in program history, ending with a 6-2 victory over Keystone on Sept. 13, 2011. Cumulatively, Kane's players have been awarded 14 All-Conference placements and a whopping 11 NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week awards.
Kane’s teams have also improved in the classroom. Their team grade point average has improved consistently each season dating back to his hiring and they have had four players earn NEAC Scholar-Athlete merits.
Kane currently coaches the U18 TC-WAZA club team based in Ithaca, N.Y. He previously spent time as the assistant men’s soccer coach at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. Additionally, Kane also coached the '95 Maryland Olympic Development Program on a trip to Scotland.
Earning his undergraduate degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., Kane was a three year starter for the men’s soccer team, earning All-Conference honors in 2004. Across his four year career, Kane scored 11 goals and seven assists for 29 points (11-7=29) in 68 career contests for the Cardinals.
Kane also holds a Master’s degree in education with a specialization in athletic leadership and program administration from Goucher College and holds his USSF C License.
Kane resides in Skaneateles, N.Y. with his wife Shannon and son Padraic.