After helping the Buffalo men’s program achieve a berth into the Mid-American Conference championship match last November, Declan Doherty was named to the University of Evansville women’s soccer staff on Aug. 1, 2016. Doherty, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, spent one season with the Bulls, helping the team post an 8-7-4 overall record, which marked the first winning season for UB since 2008.

Prior to joining UB, Doherty spent one season as the head coach and marketing director for the New York branch of Global Premier Soccer, an organization that is comprised of 18 clubs around the country. In his time with GPS, he coached three teams, guiding two of them to league championships.

Before moving to America, Doherty was the head coach of the Ulster University Jordanstown women’s team in his native country, leading the squad to a 7-3-1 overall record and a National League championship in 2013. After that, he moved on to an assistant role with the Queens University Belfast men’s team, helping the squad post a 19-5-6 record in the process.

Doherty, who also played for Rosario Youth Football Club before pursuing a coaching career, graduated from Ulster Jordanstown in 2013 with a degree in sport and exercise science.