(Notre Dame, IN) Dustan Harley has been named the men's head soccer coach at Holy Cross College. Harley takes over a growing program entering its third year of varsity competition.
The Saints have posted a 16-18-1 record over that span. "What drew me is that it is a young program. Being able to build something and putting it in the right direction excites me," said Harley. "We have a great group of guys with an excellent work ethic."
Harley has coached at many levels including Caston High School, Plymouth High School, Indiana Invaders, and the South Bend Junior Irish. "We will do our best to compete in every game, and have the players give 110%," said Harley. "Team Chemistry is important and building that with a family atmosphere will lead to success."
"I want the players to look back and have made lifelong relationships with teammates, coaches, and the school. I want them to grow in all aspects of their time here."
A three year starter from 1996-98, and varsity captain from 1997-98, Harley gained valuable experience as a goalkeeper for Bethel College (IN). In September of 1998 Harley was named NCCAA player of the week, and in that same year was awarded the mental attitude award. He also played one year of semi professional soccer with the Indiana Invaders as a starting goalkeeper.
Harley received his Bachelor's of Arts in Secondary Education from Bethel College in 1998. He currently resides in South Bend and teaches at John Adams High School. He also owns and operates Ripple Guide Service, a fishing company based out of South Bend.