DANNY FREE | ASSISTANT COACH
Born in Doncaster, England, Danny Free joins Nicholls State University soccer as an Assistant Coach and Goalkeeping Trainer after a stint with Chowan University as their goalkeeping coach. Free was also the Director of Goalkeeping at Chesterfield United and the Virginia Soccer Association.
Free started his youth career at Leeds United before enjoying a five-year spell at Professional English Championship club Barnsley FC. After signing a youth contract in 2007, He was a regular for their youth and reserve teams during his time there. In 2010, Free traveled to Boone, N.C. where he was a four-year starter for the Appalachian State University Mountaineers. Over his career he started in all of his 52 appearances recording exactly 200 saves with a 0.99 goals against average. A 1st team All-Southern Conference selection in his junior year, he finished his career with the Mountaineers as a team captain in 2013. Free played in the summer of 2014 for Chesterfield United in the NPSL.
Free currently holds a USSF "D" License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA GK Level 2 License and and FA Level 2 License.