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
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
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.