Staff
Camp Director
John Daly

John Daly enters his 31st year as the mentor of the William and Mary women’s soccer program, establishing himself as one of the elite coaches in the nation. A U.S. citizen since April of 2000, the London-born son of Ireland has guided the Tribe to 21 NCAA tournament appearances, including 17 of the past 23 years. He has also helped guide the College to an NCAA-record 35 consecutive winning seasons. Daly has coached the side in 606 matches, amassing a record of 405-166-55

Amongst his peers, Daly by all measures ranks as one of the top 20 coaches in NCAA history. When the College defeated Delaware in double-overtime on Oct. 3, 2008, Daly became just the fourth women’s soccer coach in NCAA Division I history to win 300 games all with the same school. All told, Daly is the ninth coach in Division I to accomplish the remarkable feat of 300 victories and the 19th across all divisions in the NCAA.

The magnitude of Daly’s accomplishments, which include capturing 10 CAA titles, seven Regional Coach of the Year awards, and five CAA Coach of the Year plaques, has not been lost on the greater William and Mary community. In 2004, the College named its new all-grass stadium in joint honor of Daly and former men’s coach Al Albert, “the ultimate accolade” in a storied coaching career. In the 12 year history at Albert-Daly Field the Tribe has posted an 80-23-14 (.763) record.

National prominence has been a hallmark of Daly’s teams and players throughout his tenure. He led the Tribe to NCAA tournament in 1987, his first year at the helm, and scored a 1-0 victory over archrival Virginia in the first round to reach the quarterfinals. Twenty-one more trips to the national playoffs have followed, with the Tribe amassing a record of 11-19-3 and reaching the second round in seven of the last 14 years. The national rankings have seen the College among the top-25 for all or part of 28 of the last 30 seasons, including a program-high No. 3 billing in both 1989 and 1994. In recent years, W&M reached as high as 11th in 2006, 24th in 2007, 25th in 2008, 22nd in 2009, 14th in 2010, and 14th in 2011 and 20th in 2012, and 23rd in 2015.

Under Daly’s tutelage, 15 W&M players have garnered a total of 32 All-America honors, including two National Players of the Year in Megan McCarthy (1987) and four-time All-American Natalie Neaton (1995). In 2007, Claire Zimmeck and Dani Collins were each tabbed to the All-America third team by the NSCAA, the first time since 1999 that the coaches have so honored a player from William and Mary. Mallory Schaffer was tabbed as a back-to-back All-American in 2011 and 2012, before Caroline Casey became the Tribe’s newest All-American in 2015.

In 2015, W&M regained its presences on the national stage. For the first time in four seasons the Tribe returned to the NCAA Tournament, and defeated Central Florida in PKs to advance to the Second Round of the event. The Green and Gold finished the season with a 14-5-3 mark, and finished tied for the CAA regular season title with a 7-1-1 mark in league play. Senior Caroline Casey was named an NSCAA First-Team All-American, CAA Defensive Player of the Year, CAA First-Team, and to a Senior CLASS First-Team All-American. The Tribe had nine players earn 11 All-CAA honors, including senior Nicole Baxter and junior Clara Logsdon joining Casey on the First-Team. CoSIDA honored Seniors Leci Irvin and Samantha Cordum for their efforts in the classroom as well. The College also returned to the NSCAA Top 25 for the first time since the 2012 season.

Assistant Director
Vanessa Mann

Vanessa Mann enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Tribe women's soccer program. She has previously had coaching stops at Oklahoma and Nevada.

In just her first season in Williamsburg, helped the Tribe return to national prominence and a return to the NCAA College Cup. W&M won 14 games overall and returned to the NSCAA Top 25. In CAA play the Tribe recorded a 7-1-1 record on its way to a share of the league regular season title and a berth in the CAA Championship match. That was enough to secure the Green and Gold an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the second round with a penalty kick victory over Central Florida. Mann helped guide nine players to 11 different CAA honors, including Defensive Player of the Year Caroline Casey as well as first team selections Nicole Baxter and Clara Logsdon. Casey, who was a draft pick of the NWSL’s Sky Blue FC, also earned NSCAA First-Team All-America honors.

Mann spent the 2014 season at Oklahoma where she helped the Sooners to a 10 win season and a berth in the Big 12 Championship match. Under her guidance, a pair of Sooner players received all conference honors. Aside from her on the field assistants, Mann also was in charge of statistically analysis from training sessions and matches.

Prior to her time at Oklahoma, she spent a season as the volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Nevada. There she assisted with the day-to-day running of the program and the development of team training sessions of both goalkeepers and field players.

Aside from her college coaching experience, Mann has also honed her coaching experience on the club level. She was a founding member, and served as the director of coaching with the Legacy Football Club in Sparks, Nevada since 2011. She also has experience with Oklahoma and Nevada Youth Soccer Association, and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Oklahoma. On the youth circuit, Mann has been a coach for the Nevada Elite Football Club (2008-10), Coerver Caching (2001-07), and the Illawarra Stingrays (2005-07).

Mann also has impressive credentials in terms of coaching accreditation. In February of 2015 she earned her USSF “A” License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma. Mann is also a USSF “E” and “D” Licensed Coaching Instructor working in the states of Nevada and Oklahoma.

Originally from New South Wales, Australia, Mann played her college soccer at Nevada from 2007-10. She graduated from Nevada with her degree in health ecology in 2011.

Assistant Director
Jennifer Mavis

Jennifer Mavis enters her second season as an assistant with the William & Mary women's soccer program, but was promoted to a full time assistant following an impressive first season with the Green and Gold.

In just her first season, Mavis helped the Tribe return to national prominence and the NCAA College Cup. W&M won 14 games in 2015 and spent time in the NSCAA Top 25 Poll. In league action, the Tribe posted a 7-1-1 record, won a share of the regular season title, and advanced to the CAA Championship match. All of that was enough to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA College Cup, where the College advanced to the Second Round with a penalty kick victory over Central Florida. Individually, Mavis helped guide nine Tribe players to CAA awards, including Defensive Player of the Year Caroline Casey and first team selections Nicole Baxter and Clara Logsdon. Casey, who was drafted in the NWSL by Sky Blue FC, also earned NSCAA First-Team All-America honors.

Mavis spent the 2014 season at Oklahoma, where she was the director of soccer operations. During her one season with the Sooners she helped the team to a 10-win season, and a berth in the Big 12 Championship match. While at Oklahoma, Mavis was responsible for monitoring the academics of the 30 student-athletes, overseeing student-athletes like skills, preparation for the NCAA Tournament First Round, recruiting correspondence, game day operation, and much more.
Aside from gaining experience at the college level, Mavis has a vast experience at the club level.

Last year she worked as the assistant director of coaching for the Oklahoma Soccer Association, where she worked with the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Mavis also was the president, founder, and goalkeeper director of the Legacy Football Club in Sparks, Nevada.

Mavis has an impressive list of credentials in terms of certifications. She has earned her United Stats Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Level III Goalkeeper Diploma, and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.

She played her college soccer at Nevada from 2003-06, playing goalkeeper primarily, but played nine games as a field player. She helped Nevada to their first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2006, after winning the WAC Championship. She earned her bachelors degree in heath ecology in 2008 from Nevada, while she is working on a master’s in educational leadership with an emphasis in intercollegiate athletics.

Assistant Camp Director
Emory Camper

Former William & Mary women's soccer standout Emory Camper returns to the program in her first season as a volunteer assistant coach.

Camper spent the 2015-16 school year in England where she attended Durham University. While there she played center forward, while working on getting her master’s degree in business management. On the pitch, she helped the team to the BUCS (British University and College Sport) Finals, which is the equivalent to the national championship. Camper is currently finishing her dissertation which is on narcissism in athletes, and how that correlates to different types of leadership in business to complete her master’s degree.

A four-year standout with the Tribe, Camper was a two-time team captain. She was a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association award winner, including a first-team selection following her junior season, and also earned a pair of all-region distinctions during her collegiate career. Camper finished her Tribe career scoring 31 goals, 12 assists, and 74 points.

She will be involved in all facets of the program as she continues her growth and development in the transitional phase from being a player to a bright young up and coming coach. Aside from coaching the Tribe, Camper will also work with the Legacy Soccer Club in Williamsburg, and she is planning to take her US Soccer Federation (USSF) E Coaching license this spring.

Camper graduated with from the College with a degree in kinesiology with in a minor in marketing in the spring of 2015.