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Boys Soccer

Davidson hires Hoover as new coach


Dan Hoover will be hired to coach the Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team pending board approval.

Hoover coached the Hilliard Bradley girls soccer team the previous five seasons, earning a 47-32-10 overall record, including a 10-5-2 overall record last season.

He is replacing Michael Mundey, who led Davidson to an 18-10-7 overall record in two seasons, including a 12-4-2 overall mark last year.

Hoover was named the OCC-Cardinal Division Coach of the Year last fall after leading Bradley to a second-place finish (5-2) behind Dublin Jerome (5-1-1).

He also was named the OCC-Capital Division Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Jaguars to their only league title with a 6-0-1 league mark.

Hoover has been the director of coaching for the Hilliard Futbal Club the past three years and he has coached for that organization the past 15 years.

He also has worked as an English Language Learning teacher at Davidson the past two school years.

Hoover has strong ties to Davidson, as his son Luke is a junior at Davidson, his daughter Jessica graduated from Davidson in 2011 and his daughter Lauren is a 2013 Davidson graduate.

As a senior, Lauren Hoover won a state title in the Division I state track and field meet in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 10.13 seconds.

Before coaching at Bradley the previous five seasons, Hoover was an assistant coach for Davidson’s boys team in 2008 and an assistant coach for Darby’s boys squad in 2007.

“It was a tough decision to leave Bradley because I started the girls program there and it’s in good shape, but it felt like I was destined to coach at Davidson because I work there, that’s where my children have gone to school and I live right around the corner from the school,” Hoover said. “The Davidson boys program has been successful and I’m looking forward to the challenge of building on what they’ve accomplished in the past and helping this team accomplish more good things.”