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Hylton Dayes


Head Men's Coach, University of Cincinatti


How did you first become involved with the NSCAA?
I first got involved as an NSCAA member when I started coaching at the college level.

Why do you continue to stay involved with the NSCAA?
It is an organization of coaches that is at the forefront of coaching education!

Why do you like teaching NSCAA courses?
I enjoy the interaction between fellow coaches.

What is your favorite NSCAA course to teach and why?
Advanced National Diploma because it bridges the gap between technique and team tactics.

What is the best thing about the NSCAA Academy?
The courses are fun and the environment is excellent for the staff and candidates.

Who is your all-time favorite player?
Pele - he had the greatest success at the highest level (World Cup) and he is a great ambassador for soccer!

Who are/were your mentors in soccer?
Former U17 Jamaican National Team Coach - Bradley Stewart

Who are your mentors in the coaching profession?
Too many to name!

What advice would you give to young coaches?
Be a student of the game and always be honest with your players.

What is your favorite book and why?
The Kite Runner - It's about redemption.

What is your favorite movie and why?
The Usual Suspects starring Kevin Spacey. I like it because it shows that things are not always what they seem!

What is the last book you read?
A Million Little Pieces by James Fry

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?