Darren Wynne
Alfred University
Darren Wynne
Assistant Coach
Division 3

Darren Wynne enters his first season at Alfred University in the Fall of 2018. He is re-united with Head Coach Tracy Blake as they served together at Cayuga Community College in 2012. He comes to Alfred University with over two decades of coaching experience. Wynnes most recent coaching stint was First Assistant at The College at Brockport, helping them revamp the program from 2016 to 2018, and guiding them to a playoff place in the 2017 season. He was also at Lakefront Soccer Club in Webster NY, where he was the Coaching Education Director for the club and also the Head Coach for U10 boys team. From 2010-2015, he served as the Cayuga Community College Mens Soccer Program Head Coach. He posted a 39-22-4 record with the Spartans. In 2014 he guided Cayuga to the NJCAA National Finals finishing fourth overall in the nation, and the highest National Ranking in the colleges history. Also, that year, he earned the title of NJCAA Region III Regional Coach of the year and the Mid-State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Wynne has also spent time at SUNY Oswego as assistant, where he helped coach the program to three post-season SUNYAC playoff appearances. Wynne also served at the New York State level as Head Coach for the Empire State Games earning Central NY a Bronze Medal in one of the last games, held in Buffalo NY. His coaching style and experience was getting noticed and was recruited by New York State West Youth Soccer Association for their Olympic Development Program (ODP) and also was a Coaching Education Instructor for US Soccers Coaching Licenses, through NYSWYSA. Before moving to Rochester he was the head coach of Empire United Syracuse youth teams winning two NYSWYSA State Championships and one USYSA Premier League Championship. He also served as Goalkeeper Coach and Assistant Coach with Rochester Ravens womens pro team. Before Wynne moved to the USA, he spent two years in England as Assistant Coach to St. Albans City FC First Team, getting them promoted into the fifth tier of the English Football League. He was the front man for the St. Albans City F.C./Hayes F.C. Mid-weeks youths team that competed in the English FA Youth Cup. Wynne has a wealth of experience as a player as well, with a playing career spanning 20 years back in Ireland. He had great success playing at one of Irelands top youth clubs, Cherry Orchard FC. He won many league titles and cups throughout his youth career. In his early career, Wynne earned a role on the Irish National U15-U20 team, as starting goalkeeper and captain. After his youth career he turned professional with Sligo Rovers and appeared in the UEFA Champions League Qualifiers with Rovers. After Rovers, he signed for Home Farm Everton another pro club that played in the Eircom National League of Ireland (now Airtricity League of Ireland). Over here in the United States he earned playing time in goal with CNY United FC Semi Pro Team and the Syracuse Silver Knights MISL Pro Team.   Wynne is licensed by US Soccer and holds a USSF National B License, USSF National C License. With the NSCAA he has the following licenses Advanced Regional Diploma and Regional Diploma. In London he received his UEFA B Pro License through the English FA. In Ireland he has his FAI Senior A License and the FAI Level 2 Goalkeeper License. Just recently, Coach Wynne took over as Head Coach for the U11 Boys at Empire United Soccer Academy, in Rochester NY. Coach Wynne lives in Rochester with his two sons, Eoin (10) and Niall (8) and is married to Laura Marie Wynne.