Men’s soccer head coach Craig Jones continued to round out his staff with the hire of former All-Big Ten Conference performer Danny Irizarry.
Irizarry most recently worked as a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Southern University in 2011, where he helped guide the Eagles to a No. 3 seed in the Southern Conference Tournament. He also volunteered as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Ohio State University, aiding the Buckeyes to the 2009 Big Ten Championship.
“As a young, innovative coach, Danny will be bringing some exciting new ideas to the program,” Jones said. “You want a role model for your players and he knows what it takes to be successful at the next level having played in a national championship game and internationally in World Cup qualifiers.”
Prior to coaching, Irizarry was a standout midfielder at Ohio State, earning Big Ten and National All-Freshman Team honors in 2005. A two-time All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and 2008, Irizarry helped the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Championship and an appearance in the NCAA College Cup final as a junior. As a senior, Irizarry captained and led OSU in scoring with six goals and 13 points as a senior and was rated the third-best collegiate midfielder in the country by College Soccer News.
“I am thrilled and very eager to join such a prestigious school as George Washington and to join a program that has achieved great success,” Irizarry said.
The addition follows the Feb. 8 hire of 20-year coaching veteran Jim Felix.