Dan Stratford


Former WVU Midfielder: Team will win NCAA title under Dan Stratford

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In two seasons under head coach Dan Stratford, WVU men’s soccer has burst onto the national scene. The Mountaineers defeated eventual national champion Marshall during the spring 2021 season, Stratford’s first at the helm, and then reached the national quarterfinals in the NCAA Tournament last fall.
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Three Guys Before The Game – A Visit With WVU’s Dan Stratford (Episode 286)

Which West Virginia University coach has the best career winning percentage?. The answer is very simple and it’s not even close. Men’s soccer coach Dan Stratford arrived in Morgantown after compiling a mind-numbing 61-4-5 record at the University of Charleston that includes two national championships. His debut season in Morgantown ended with a 6-3-1 mark and a controversial omission from the NCAA playoffs.

5 Sports Podcast Episode 16: Dan Stratford

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - First-year WVU men’s soccer head coach Dan Stratford joins Carly Nevis and Darren Zaslau on episode 16 of the 5 Sports Podcast. Stratford led the Mountaineers to a 6-3-1 overall record this spring. However, West Virginia wasn’t selected for the condensed field of 36 in the NCAA Tournament despite defeating postseason-bound Charlotte and No. 8 Marshall earlier this year.
Daily Athenaeum

Dan Stratford set to begin inaugural season at helm of WVU men's soccer

When Dan Stratford was announced as the new head coach of the West Virginia men’s soccer program in January 2020, there was not a thought in anyone’s mind that college athletics would be over by March due to COVID-19. Fast forward to February 2021, Stratford and the Mountaineers have yet to see the pitch even though soccer is normally played in the fall. Due to the Mid-American Conference announcing that men’s soccer would not be played until the spring, West Virginia’s plans shifted to a spring 2021 season rather than a fall 2020 season.
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After 13 months, Dan Stratford finally gets to lead WVU on the pitch

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — 57 weeks after being hired to lead the men’s soccer program at his alma mater, Dan Stratford will finally lead the Mountaineers on the pitch as WVU opens the 2021 season at Charlotte on February 26. West Virginia’s originally-scheduled opener at Coastal Carolina has been canceled due to COVID protocols within the CCU program. With the pandemic shifting the men’s soccer season from the fall to the spring, a much-anticipated debut is near.