• Second head coach in U-M history
  • U-M has played a top-20 schedule every season since his arrival in Ann Arbor

Chaka Daley

“Every decision associated with the men’s soccer program at the University of Michigan must be based on the needs of the PROGRAM first, the TEAM second, and SELF (or any individual’s accolades) last!”

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Coach Bio

Chaka Daley was named as the second head coach in the history of the Michigan men's soccer program on Dec. 23, 2011. Entering his fourth season as the leader of the Maize & Blue, he led the the Wolverines to an 11-10-1 record in his first season in Ann Arbor, a six win turnaround from the previous season.

During his time in Ann Arbor, Daley has produced a Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (Tyler Arnone), five All-Big Ten selections, five Big Ten All-Freshman team honorees, a pair of MLS Draft Picks, a Big Ten Tournament finals appearance, and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Additionally, he and his staff have hauled in a trio of consensus top-25 recruiting classes.

Prior to his arrival at U-M, he spent 11 seasons at Providence College. In his final seven seasons at his alma mater, he guided the Friars to a 72-47-21 mark.He also sent four players to MLS, and was a member of the NCAA Championship Committee for four seasons.

Fun Fact

In Coach Daley’s three seasons in Ann Arbor, five different players have earned All-Big Ten honors.

Career Highlights

  • 2011 New England Soccer Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2005 NSCAA/Adidas NCAA Division I New England Coach of the Year
  • Has produced seven professional players
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Assistant Coaches

Tommy McMenemy

Assistant Coach

Assistant coach Tommy McMenemy joined the Michigan men’s soccer staff on Jan. 30, 2012. In addition to serving as the team recruiting coordinator, he handles all facets of coaching, organizing team training sessions, and leads the attacking unit tactics for the Wolverines.

 

Prior to his time in Ann Arbor, McMenemy spent six years at Columbia. He was elevated to the program’s top assistant in 2008 after joining the team as a volunteer assistant in 2006.
As a player for Columbia, McMenemy earned NSCAA Adidas All-America status as a senior in 2003, and was a two-time first-team All-Ivy League and first-team all-region selection (2002-03). He led the team in goals and assists in his junior and senior seasons, and was selected by his teammates as a team captain as a senior.

Jhojan Obando

Assistant Coach

Jhojan Obando is the men’s soccer program’s newest full-time assistant coach, after serving as a volunteer assistant for two seasons. He has worked primarily with the team’s goalkeepers, mentoring 2012 All-Big Ten second-team honoree Adam Grinwis. In his new role as assistant coach, he continues to coach the goalkeepers, as well as contributing to match and training prep.
Obando spent his collegiate career as a goalkeeper at Providence, where he played in 44 matches under Chaka Daley. During his career, he went 24-14-4 in goal to go along with 14 clean sheets.