|Title:||Second Assistant Coach|
Chris Flaherty enters his first season as the Purple Knights’ second assistant. Coach Flaherty was part of the coaching staff in a volunteer capacity in 2018 but upon capturing the programs’ and schools’ first ever NCAA National Championship was elevated to second assistant.
Chris will assist in all aspects of the UB women’s soccer program, but his primary role will be as a goalkeeper coach.
Coach Flaherty recently finished his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Sport Management from Mitchell College in New London, Conn. He is responsible for working with the team goalkeepers, recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the program.
Originally from Liverpool, England, Flaherty holds level 1 & 2 badges from the English Football Association and Advanced National Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. At Mitchell, Flaherty had a successful playing career finishing as the team’s top scorer in two of his seasons. He also earned All National first and second team recognition as well as captaining the side for two seasons.
Flaherty and his wife, Elizabeth reside in Fairfield.