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Boys Soccer

Hoover named coach at Davidson


Dan Hoover will be the new coach of the Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team, pending school board approval.

Hoover coached the Hilliard Bradley girls team for five seasons, earning a 47-32-11 overall record that included a 10-5-3 mark last season.

He would replace Michael Mundey, who led Davidson to an 18-10-7 record in two seasons, including 12-4-2 last year.

Hoover was named 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 OCC-Capital Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Jaguars to their only league title.

Hoover has been director of coaching for Hilliard FC for three years, and he has coached in the organization for 15 years. He also has worked as an English language learning teacher at Davidson for two years.

Before coaching at Bradley, Hoover was an assistant for Davidson's boys team in 2008 and 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.