June 28, 2013


Gooley to Retire from Quinnipiac in 2014


Quinnipiac head coach Dan Gooley has announced his retirement following the 2014 season.


Gooley is a member of the Quinnipiac Athletics Hall of Fame as a player and as coach of the 1983 squad. He had 524 victories at Quinnipiac, the top number in department history.


During his four-year career with the Bobcats, Gooley posted 20 wins with a 2.47 ERA. He was the leader in career strikeouts with 316.


Gooley became an assistant coach at his alma mater in 1971 and held the position for six seasons. He was named head coach in 1977 and went 203-122-5 in 11 seasons. Quinnipiac reached the Division II Regionals in 1979, 1983 and 1984, advancing to the College World Series in 1983.


In 1988, Gooley left Quinnipiac to head the program at Hartford. He posted a record of 101-90-1 in five seasons with the Hawks. Gooley was the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year in 1988.


Gooley returned to Quinnipiac in 2002 as head coach. He has led the Bobcats to 221 victories over the past 12 seasons, including four 20-win campaigns. Gooley was named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2004. Quinnipiac won the NEC regular season and tournament championships in 2005, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time.