Daniel Branley enters his second season as an Assistant Coach of the Bryan Lions Women's Soccer team and third season as an Assistant Coach for the Men's Soccer team.
Following his senior year after graduating from Bryan College, Branley joined the men’s soccer coaching staff at Bryan for the 2015-16 season. In his first year, he assisted Head Coach Drew Courtney in helping guide the team to an overall record of 13-5-2 and the Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship. Last year, the men's soccer team pieced together one of their most successful seasons in program history, battling their way to a 16-3-3 overall record, while going 3-2-2 versus top-25 opponents and topping a trio of schools that were receiving votes. Bryan earned their fourth appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. The Lions ranked nationally in a myriad of stats, had three players recognized as NAIA All-Americans, and six earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
In his first year aiding the Lady Lions last season, it was also the first year with Head Coach Paul Babba at the helm. The women's soccer team saw their winningest season in recorded history with an overall record of 10-10-2 and 5-5 mark in conference play, while also finishing as Runner-Up in the AAC Tournament.
Branley has also had a chance to develop his coaching skills at the youth level by working at Middle Valley Soccer Association in Chattanooga, Tenn. He is currently helping coach youth soccer for the Chattanooga Football Club Academy.
Prior to playing at Bryan, Branley competed for professional academies in England. While at Bryan, Branley earned many individual playing accolades as a part of the Bryan Lions Men's Soccer Program; AAC Regular Season MVP, NAIA All-East Region 1st Team , AAC Tournament MVP, AAC Offensive Player of the Year, and multiple AAC Player of the Week awards.
In his junior year, he finished the season ranked #1 in the nation for game winning goals and received All-American honors. Daniel was part of the 2013 AAC regular season and tournament championship winning side.
Branley holds the NSCAA National Diploma and USSF National D license and is currently working towards the C license. He's also furthering his education by studying for his master's degree in Sports Management through Bryan.
Daniel currently resides in Dayton, Tenn.
|00||Morgana Hardt da Silva||SR||GK||5-6||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|1||Caragan Treola||FR||GK||5-4||Fayetteville, Tenn.|
|2||Anna Sanders||SO||F||5-2||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|3||Yarahi Hernandez||JR||D/F||5-5||Garland, Texas|
|4||Ruth Rosales||SR||M||5-2||El Salto, Mexico|
|5||Elizabeth Cawthorne||SR||D||5-5||Orlando, Fla.|
|6||Johanna Rappe||FR||M/F||6-0||Nordhausen, Germany|
|7||Abby Sweatman||SO||D||5-0||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|8||Keeley Holliday||SO||M/D||5-3||Workington, England|
|10||Ana Ramirez||JR||M||4-11||Garland, Texas|
|11||Paige Klose||SO||D||5-5||Woodstown, N.J.|
|12||Makena Giles||FR||F||5-7||Athens, Tenn.|
|13||Jessica Chaveiro||JR||F/D||5-4||Lisbon, Portugal|
|14||Hannah Bohner||SR||M/D||5-6||Winston-Salem, N.C.|
|15||Sara Farlett||JR||F||5-2||Soddy Daisy, Tenn.|
|16||Xena Jesurum||SO||D||5-6||Cleveland, Tenn.|
|17||Claudia Eckstein||JR||M/D||5-5||Stettfeld, Germany|
|18||Polly Holt||SR||D||5-2||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|19||Mya Patel||FR||M||5-4||Cleveland, Tenn.|
|20||Mary Mai Berchtold||JR||M||5-0||Wake Forest, N.C.|
|21||Madison Arnt||SO||D||5-9||Ringgold, Ga.|
|Grace Baughman||FR||M||5-0||Ringgold, Ga.|
|Kielyn Bright||FR||M||5-4||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|Brinley Collett||FR||F||5-4||Cumberland Gap, Tenn.|
|Taylor Cooley||JR||D||5-5||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|Shelby Cornelius||FR||F||5-7||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|Jordyn Elardo-Smyth||SR||D||5-3||West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|Rachel Farlett||FR||D||5-6||Soddy Daisy, Tenn.|
|Sara Farlett||FR||F||5-2||Soddy Daisy, Tenn.|
|Abby Martin||FR||M||5-5||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|Lucilia Santiago||FR||D||5-3||Dayton, Tenn.|
|Mary Sommers||SO||D||5-5||Dayton, Tenn.|
|Danielle Thompson||SR||D||5-7||Windermere, Fla.|