Daniel Dobson returns for his second season as the top assistant on John Hedlun's coaching staff. After a successful run in Major League Soccer, Dobson started out as a part-time assistant at North Texas and moved into a full-time position in 2014.
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 regular-season Conference USA title, most recently in 2014.
Dobson helped coach the Mean Green to one of the best seasons in school history in 2014. The 2014 team tied a program record with 16 wins, set a single-season record with 14 shutouts and claimed its ninth conference championship with the regular-season title. Rachel Holden, Karla Pineda and Jackie Kerestine received all-conference honors for their play in 2014.
In 2013, North Texas finished second in C-USA and advanced to the conference finals. 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.