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West Hartford Resident and CCSU Coach Earns Hall of Fame Honors

Mick D’Arcy, head coach of the Central Connecticut State University women’s soccer team, is a Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee.

Mick D'Arcy. CCSU photo

Mick D’Arcy. CCSU photo

By Ronni Newton

CCSU women’s soccer coach and longtime West Hartford resident Mick D’Arcy will be honored for his contributions to the sport this month at the Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame banquet. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, beginning at noon, at the Aqua Turf in Plainville as part of the Connecticut All State banquet.

D’Arcy has been the head coach of CCSU’s women’s program since 2000. According to the CGSCA, during his tenure at the Division 1 school, he has led the team to post season play 11 times and made six trips to the NCAA tournament.

D’Arcy was previously a member of the coaching staff of both the men’s and women’s programs at the University of Hartford. He also coached the Connecticut Women’s Amateur soccer team to a regional championship in 1994, and coached the World Class Soccer Club’s U16 team to a USYSA National Championship win in 1999.

D’Arcy grew up in Ireland, the son of a former professional soccer player and coach. He moved to the United States in 1985 to attend Methodist University in North Carolina, where he played soccer.

Other resume highlights include chairperson of the board of the CJSA Premier League in 2005 and 2006, coach of the U17, U19, and U21 US Youth National teams, and coach with the Connecticut ODP U17 team.

D’Arcy’s wife, Christine Garibaldi D’Arcy, a former standout soccer player at Hall High School in West Hartford, was inducted in the the CGSCA Hall of Fame in 2008. They live in West Hartford with their three children, Eamonn, Brendan, and Maeve.

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