University of Cincinnati men’s soccer head coach Hylton Dayes steps down
“After reflecting long and hard on my last few years here at Cincinnati, I feel now is the time to step away and allow the new leadership the opportunity to bring in a new coach,” Dayes said. “I’ve cherished my time as a Bearcat and feel it’s the right thing to do; to give the program a fresh start with their new AD. This is a very difficult decision, but one I am at peace with. I will always be a Bearcat and wish the program and the University nothing but the best.”
Dayes compiled a UC record 140 wins during his 19 seasons with the University and 236 victories in in 29 years as a collegiate head coach. He led the Bearcats to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 and 2006 and guided UC through league transitions from Conference USA to the BIG EAST Conference and then to the American Athletic Conference.
“Hylton has given 19 years of his career to our men’s soccer program and has been a coach and mentor to so many Bearcats student-athletes,” Cunningham said. “His leadership in our department will be missed and we thank him for his tremendous service to UC Athletics and the soccer community.”
The 2003 Conference USA Coach of the Year, Dayes led the Bearcats to league titles in 2003 and 2006, mentored three NSCAA All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 39 all-conference selections during his tenure.
UC will begin a nationwide search to find its next men’s soccer head coach.