After a successful run in Major League Soccer and two seasons as a part-time assistant with the North Texas soccer program, Daniel Dobson has been promoted to the top assistant role on John Hedlund's coaching staff.
Since Dobson joined the Mean Green, he has helped lead North Texas to a Sun Belt regular season and tournament title, an NCAA Tournament berth and a second-place finish in Conference USA in 2013.
Dobson helped coach the 2013 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year (Rachel Holden) and 2013 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year (Kelsey Hodges). Hodges went on to sign a professional contract with the Seattle Sounders Women in 2014.
As a player, Dobson was a standout for Memphis from 2001-04. He was named team captain for his senior year and led the Tigers win a C-USA regular season and tournament championship. He became the first Memphis product to sign a Major League Soccer contract, and spent time with both the Kansas City Wizards and Chivas USA.
After his playing career, Dobson has spent seven years coaching club, academy, high school and collegiate soccer squads throughout the Metroplex. This will be his third season with the Mean Green program.
Dobson is a graduate of Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas.