Tim O'Donohue enters his third season as Navy's head men's soccer coach in 2018. O'Donohue enters the 2018 season with the 25th-highest all-time NCAA winning percentage across all divisions at .764 (172-43-29).
O'Donohue is the sixth head coach in the 98-year history of the Navy men's soccer program. He is 7-22-6 (.286) in two seasons at Navy.
Prior to arriving at Navy, O'Donohue spent five seasons (2011-2015) as the associate head coach at the University of Connecticut and 10 seasons (2001-10) as the head coach at Division III Stevens Institute of Technology.
In his second season at Navy in 2017, the Midshipmen battled rival Army West Point to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in the Star Game and Army-Navy Cup VI, which was played in front of 8,143 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. The Army-Navy game was the third-highest attended college men's soccer game in 2017.
As a team, Navy ranked first in the Patriot League and eighth in the NCAA in saves per game (5.47) in 2017, and senior goalkeeper Mac Burke ranked sixth in the country in saves per game (5.41) and eighth in total saves (92). Navy was 2-13-2 (0-7-2 PL) in 2017.
Despite having less than two months to prepare for Navy's 2016 season opener when he was hired, O'Donohue's first team showed great potential for his program in the coming years, and was resilient, spirited and composed. Navy battled in every contest and 12 games in 2016 were decided by one goal, while four more ended in ties. The Mids were 5-9-4 overall and 1-6-2 in the Patriot League.
Navy was 4-1-3 in games played at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in 2016. Navy also was ranked fifth in the NSCAA Northeast Region Poll on Sept. 6, 2016 after a 1-1-1 start to the season.
Brock Dudley was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2016, while Sam Bascom was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team. Goalkeeper Mac Burke led the Patriot League in goals-against average (1.05).
Prior to his arrival at Navy, O'Donohue spent five years at UConn on Ray Reid's staff, and helped take the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament four times, including three straight appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals from 2011-13. The Huskies had an overall record of 68-22-21 (.707) during O'Donohue's tenure in Storrs.
In his first season at UConn in 2011, the Huskies went 19-3-3 and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and then followed that season with a 17-4-1 record in 2012 with another trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Huskies made their third straight quarterfinals appearance in 2013 with a 12-3-8 mark.
In his final season at UConn in 2015, O'Donohoe helped the squad to a 10-6-6 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round after defeating Boston University in the first round.
O'Donohue had an overall record of 165-21-23 at Stevens and his winning percentage of .844 was the highest in NCAA Division III history when he left Stevens to serve as the associate head coach at UConn.
O'Donohue took Stevens to the NCAA Tournament in nine of his 10 seasons. The Ducks advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009) and were the national runners-up in 2008. Messiah claimed the 2008 national title after advancing past Stevens in a penalty kick shootout. Stevens won the ECAC Championship in 2002 and O'Donohue led the Ducks to an unbeaten record of 18-0-3 in 2006.
O'Donohue led Stevens to nine conference championships during his tenure. After joining the Empire 8 in 2007, O'Donohue led Stevens to the conference championship in four straight seasons (2007 to 2010) before departing for UConn. Prior to joining the Empire 8, the Ducks won the Skyline Conference Championship in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
O'Donohue was the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year in 2003 and the Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year in 2010. He was also named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Metro Region Coach of the Year in 2003 and was a finalist for the Division III NSCAA National Coach of the Year in both 2003 and 2008.
Stevens was ranked in the final NSCAA Poll in each of O'Donohue's final eight seasons with the school.
O'Donohue coached 12 All-Americans while at Stevens with four earning first-team honors. O'Donohue also coached seven conference players of the year, 39 NSCAA All-Region performers, five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, and 77 all-conference athletes.
O'Donohue holds several merits from the NSCAA including a Premier Diploma and a Master Coach Diploma. He was one of the first five coaches to earn a Master Diploma at the NCAA level. He also previously served as the Region III Technical Director for the NSCAA.
O'Donohoe was a four-year starter at Muhlenberg College and helped the team to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a berth in the Final Four in 1995. The central midfielder earned all-conference honors in 1997. He was inducted into the Muhlenberg Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1995 men's soccer team. He graduated from Muhlenberg in 1998 with a degree in English. O'Donohue and his wife, Virginia, have two children, Tadgh and Tierney.