Before the 2009-2010 season, Danny Leavy became the fourth Trevecca men’s soccer coach. Since that time he has compiled a 71-92-8 record overall and is 39-50-3 in conference play. Since joining the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, Leavy has led the Trojans to a 33-35-3 record in G-MAC contests.
Leavy set the Trevecca wins record as a coach Sept. 13, 2013, when TNU defeated Trinity International University a team coached by Leavy's former college coach (Coach Gilliam), 3-2 in double overtime. The previous Trevecca career wins record, 30, was held by Jeff Carr.
The 2019 brand of the Trojans saw 11 freshmen join the first team in a year the squad went 4-12-1 and 3-10-1 in G-MAC competition. Prior to the 2019-20 season, Trevecca men's soccer added a junior varsity program, allowing coach Leavy to recruit and pull from a deeper assortment of talent. Freshman midfielder Michael Martey earned a spot on the G-MAC Honorable mention team with three goals and one assist.
Trevecca won eight games for just the second time in Leavy's tenure in 2018. The Trojans' seven conference wins tied the most a Danny Leavy led squad has ever had, matching the same total from 2017. The Trojans got off to a hot start winning five of their first eight matches, capped by a win over nationally ranked and G-MAC foe #2 Ohio Valley University. In the second half, the Trojans received the game's lone goal from senior, Ethan Keogh to hold the Fighting Scots to a 1-0 result on their home pitch. The 8-7-1 (7-7) mark is the best winning percentage in Leavy has had at Trevecca.
Leavy completed his ninth season as Trojans head coach following the 2017 campaign. On Oct. 7, 2017, the Trojans defeated new G-MAC school, Lake Erie 4-3 in overtime handing Leavy his 60th career win as Trojans’ head coach. Leavy and his Trojans protected the home pitch in 2017, winning six games. The only loss at home was to the eventual G-MAC conference champion, Ohio Valley, who did not lose a conference game this season. Leavy’s Trojans finished 7-8-2 overall, losing to the University of Findlay 3-1 in the Great Midwest Championships quarterfinals.
In 2016 the Trojans gave coach Leavy his 50th career win. The team finished fifth of the eight teams in the league. TNU advanced to the Great Midwest Championships but fell to Alderson Broaddus 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
The 2015 Trojans finished with seven wins, five of those in G-MAC conference play. The Trojans were eliminated from the G-MAC tournament in a double-overtime loss to Ohio Valley University.
During the 2014 season, Leavy led the Trojans to five wins, three of which were G-MAC conference wins. The Trojans earned their way to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinals.
Leavy coached Noah Mudd to garner G-MAC Freshmen of the Year honors as well as Jeremiah Wright, Juan Egas, and Brayden Brown to All-Conference first team. Bruno De Moraes and Ryan Walls made All-Conference second team.
In 2013, Leavy guided his team to eight wins, with five of those coming in G-MAC play. The Trojans qualified for the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament as well.
Leavy coached Jeremiah Wright to G-MAC Freshman of the Year honors. Wright tallied nine goals and seven assists and finished with the fifth-highest point total in TNU single-season history (25).
Also during the season, for the first time in Trevecca history, midfielder Connor Inman was named to the Capitol One Academic All American team.
In the fall of 2011 and 2012, have each produced nine wins, which equals the second most wins in a season at Trevecca.
During the NCAA, Great Midwest Athletic Conference era the Trojans have earned several awards for Leavy and the program.
He has five G-MAC first team selection and 10 named to the second team. Two of his student-athletes have been voted a Capitol One Academic All-District player. There have been four G-MAC players of the week. He has produced five players on the G-MAC all-freshmen team.
During the transition to the NCAA Division II level, Leavy saw five of his players earn NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Before the move to NCAA Division II and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, Leavy’s first three teams produced several individual honors as members of the NAIA and the TranSouth Athletic Conference. There were 26 TranSouth Scholar-Athlete honors and two NAIA scholar-athlete honors. Four times a player was named the TranSouth defensive player of the week. There was a first team All-TranSouth honoree, and three players made the second team.
Leavy's coaching experience includes a head coaching stop at Cincinnati (Ohio) Christian University from 2000-2002. There he was named the NCCAA DII Mid-East Regional Coach of the Year after leading his team to the NCCAA DII Mid-East Regional Championship and an NCCAA DII No. 8 final ranking. He was an assistant at Muskingum College from 2002-2006 before being tipped to start the men's soccer program at Ohio Christian University in 2006.
From 2007-2008 he served as the Director of Coaching at Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. There he oversaw 30 teams. His latest venture was serving with On Goal Ministries in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he has a wealth of club team coaching experience.
Leavy graduated from Trinity International (Chicago, Ill.) in 2000 with a bachelor of arts degree in Christian ministries. He earned his masters of arts in education from Muskingum College (Ohio) in 2005. Additionally, he is credited with a Premier from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) and a Fitness in Football (soccer) Level 1 accreditations from English FA.
He played collegiately at NCAA DII Colorado Christian University and NAIA Trinity International University.
Trevecca had a men's soccer program for one season during the 1991-1992 school year. Jon Curtis coached the team that season. Trevecca hired Stan Herod to bring back men's soccer for the 2000-2001 school year. Herod led the program for four seasons before Jeff Carr, who is now at Brevard Community College in Florida.
Leavy and his wife, Kelly, live in Spring Hill with their four children (Issac, Becca, Tessa, and Adelaide).