About Me
Gary Curneen is the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at University of Cincinnati. Gary holds a UEFA 'A' License from the Irish FA and a "Premier Diploma" from the NSCAA.

Originally from Omagh, Northern Ireland, he gained a Master’s in Business Administration from Wingate University, where he coached the Lady Bulldogs to a 95-48-8 record along with their first ever SAC Championship and place in the NCAA Tournament.

He is also the author of 'The Modern Soccer Coach 2014'.


About Me…

Coaching Philosophy…
I am a player-centered coach who focuses on professionalism, responsibility, and accountability within the framework of each team I work with. Creating a culture of excellence is what I strive for every day.

I believe that each training session should include physical, tactical, technical, and mental components that challenge the players to perform at a high level. Unless you do the right things every day, you will not produce the performances you want.

I am a student of the game and am always looking for new ways to improve and get better. Coaches are culture in action and I firmly believe that we are judged by our actions and the actions of our players.

 Coaches Most Admired…
Mickey Harte (Gaelic Football) and Phil Jackson (Basketball)

Favorite Book…
‘Quiet Strength’ by Tony Dungy

Favorite Athlete…
Michael Jordan past and Rory McIlroy present

 Favorite Quote…
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” Muhammad Ali

Personal Life…
Married Erin Curneen in June, 2013, in Northern Ireland, and currently live in Bakersfield, CA.