Dan Kane is entering his fifth
season at Wells College as the Head Men's Soccer and Mixed Golf
Coach. 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.
During Kane's four years as Head Coach of the men's soccer team, the program has increased its winning percentage each season. 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 College on Sept. 13, 2011. Cumulatively, Kane's players have been awarded placement on nine All-Conference squads since 2009 including one regional All-American award recipient (Delroy Roberts).
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 three academic All-Americans during his tenure (Derek Wheeler ’10, Braden Allen ‘11 and Patrick Sodums ‘12).
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 D License.
Kane resides with his wife, Shannon, in Skaneateles, N.Y.