Syracuse, NY – Le Moyne College Director of Athletics and Recreation Bob Beretta announced Tuesday the hiring of Callum Donnelly ’17, M ’21 as the interim head coach of the men’s soccer program. Donnelly replaces former mentor Tom Bonus, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to name Callum the interim head coach of our men’s soccer program,” Beretta said. “As a former player and most recently an assistant coach, I am confident Callum will provide the continuity and leadership needed to successfully lead our men’s soccer program through its inaugural season at the Division I level as a member of the Northeast Conference. We plan to conduct a national search at the end of the season to identify the next head coach for the program in the future.”
“I am delighted to be named the interim head coach of this program that means so much to me,” Donnelly said. “This is an exciting time for Le Moyne athletics as we move into our first year as a Division I program. We will embrace the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to playing some fantastic programs along the way. I am looking forward to it.” with a group of players that I fully trust and that I know very well. The group will continue to build on the strong values that Tom has helped build over the years.”
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Donnelly has served as a member of the program’s coaching staff for the past four years (three seasons). The Dolphins have produced a 28-19-7 record during his time on the staff, including a 17-13-5 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play. The teams qualified for the NE10 Championship all three seasons to extend the program’s streak to 21 consecutive appearances, the second-longest active streak in the conference.
Donnelly spent the last two years of his college career as a Dolphin after transferring from Webber International University. Starting 30 of 34 games played as Delfín, he scored 12 points on four goals and four assists as a midfielder. He posted three assists as a junior as the Dolphins went 12-6-1, including 8-4-1 in NE10 action, and earned their first NCAA Championship berth in six years and seventh overall. He then recorded four goals and one assist in his senior year, as the Dolphins finished 14-5-2 and advanced to the NE10 title game for the fifth time in program history and earned a berth in the NCAA Championship for the second year. consecutive. His four goals in 2016 were tied for second on the team, while he was third in total points.
He has a “D” license from the USSF and is seeking his “C” license from UEFA.
Donnelly earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Le Moyne in 2017 and completed his master’s in analytics in December 2021.