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Alderson Broaddus Men's Soccer Head Coach Dan Kelly Steps Down

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Head men's soccer coach Dan Kelly's run as one of the longest tenured coaches in the Alderson Broaddus athletic department will end at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.

Kelly stepped down from the head coaching role last week and will be reassigned in the athletic department effective immediately for the duration of the year.

"I'd like to thank the AB family, of which I've been a part for over half my life. I'd like to thank them for taking me in at a time in my life when I needed that embrace, giving me an education and allowing me to meet people that influenced me beyond what they'll ever know," said Kelly. "I thank the team and the teams of the past for all their efforts. I wouldn't trade any of them to this day.

The London, England, native guided AB to eight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Tournament appearances during his 14 seasons at the helm. He was also honored as the 2008 WVIAC Coach of the Year as he led AB to an 11-9-1 overall mark and WVIAC Tournament Championship.

He suited up for the blue and gold during the mid-80s and was a two-time All-America choice. He helped AB to a WVIAC Regular Season Championship in 1987. Kelly earned conference Player of the Year honors in 1987 and was the captain of the only team to go undefeated during the regular season.

The Battlers finished with a 3-13 overall record for the 2013 season.