Lady Captains' Soccer Camps
Camp Director / Head Coach Dan Weiler
The sixth coach in CNU women's soccer history, Dan Weiler enters his sixth year at the helm in 2018 with a tremendous start to his coaching career in Newport News. In his first five seasons, Weiler has established the Captains as a dominant player in the Capital Athletic Conference, while growing the program's reputation regionally and nationally.
The 2016 season served as a benchmark year for the Captains under Weiler, as CNU surged up the national rankings en route to one of the finest years in program history. The Captains won more games, posted the best winning percentage, and tied the record for shutouts while en route to winning the team's first Capital Athletic Conference Championship. CNU went 17-3-1 while capturing a fourth straight CAC regular season title, the CAC tournament championship, and a win in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004.
For his efforts, Weiler was named the VaSID State Coach of the Year and also collected his second CAC Coach of the Year honor.
Immediately following the success of 2016, the Captains continued to raise the bar in 2017. With one of the most potent offensive units in the nation and a stifling defense, the 2017 version of Weiler's squad once again was a record-breaking unit. CNU went 19-1-1, re-setting the mark for most wins, fewests losses, and finest winning percentage for a single season. The Captains also broke the program goals and points scored records while posting the lowest single season goals-against average in CNU lore.
He once again was named the CAC and VaSID State Coach of the Year while leading Gabby Gillis to a first team All-American distinction, the first in program history. Along the way, the Captains vaulted into the top ten in the national rankings for the first time in over a decade, earning the highest designation ever, ranked No. 7.
In his first two seasons, Weiler helped guide CNU to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances with a pair of regular season conference championships in the books. The Captains missed the postseason in 2015, but captured a third straight regular season conference title. CNU has been a dominant force in league play, winning over 91% of their conference matchups by going 31-2-2 in four years as members of the CAC, all under Weiler.
In 2013, CNU posted a 14-4-2 overall mark, captured the top seed in the CAC Tournament and earned Weiler his first CAC Coach of the Year honor. In 2014, he backed up that season with a 12-4-4 overall record and an unbeaten conference season at 8-0-1, en route to a second straight at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament. Rounding out his first three years, Weiler's Captains matched the most wins since 2010 with a 14-5-1 record, including an 8-1-0 mark in CAC action.
He now boasts an overall record of 76-17-9 over five years at CNU, for a winning percentage of nearly 79%. In conference play, the Captains dominance is unprecedented, boasting a 40-2-2 record for a winning percentage of 93.2%.
Weiler has recruited four of the last five CAC Rookies of the Year and has also guided a trio of players to Player of the Year status. He has been on the sidelines as Emma O'Reilly became the all-time leading scorer in 2013, and again when Victoria Perry surpassed her mark in 2016. In total, the Captains have garnered 13 All-Region accolades under Weiler, while Perry became the first All-American in his tenure following her stellar senior season in 2016. Gillis' first team recognition is the second All-American distinction under Weiler at CNU.
Prior to arriving at CNU, Weiler spent the previous 11 years building Concordia College (Minn.) into a regional power- house and consistent national threat.
A two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Region Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2012, Weiler guided Concordia to the NCAA Tournament in six of his final seven seasons with the program, including three trips to the Sweet 16.
While at the helm of the Cobbers, he compiled an impressive record of 144-58-24 and was named the Conference Coach of the Year on four occasions. During that time, he coached players to 30 NSCAA All-Region honors and five All-American nods. Off the field, his team earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award every year. He also coached 37 Academic All-Conference players, four Scholar All-Americans, and two ESPN Academic All-Americans.
His 14-year coaching résumé at Concordia includes two seasons as an Associate Coach for both the men’s and women’s teams before taking over as the head coach for the women’s team in 2001. For a span of five seasons (2007-11), Weiler also took the reins of the men’s team, turning around a 3-win squad in 2007 to a 13-win program in 2010.
Weiler was also the head girls’ soccer coach at Fargo South High School from 1999-2006, guiding the Bruins to a state championship in 1999. He earned North Dakota Coach of the Year honors in 1999, and in 2002, he was named a finalist for the national girls’ high school coach of the year honor.
Weiler holds a Brazilian (BRUSA) “A” coaching license and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” license.
A Fargo, N.D. native, Weiler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Moorhead State University in 1996. He and his wife Kilee Kadrie-Weiler currently reside in Newport News, Va. and have two daughters named Fyrn and Noella.