Daryl Doran

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Daryl Doran
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Personal information
Full nameDaryl Doran
Date of birth(1963-03-29) March 29, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionMidfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
St. Louis Illusion
Number7
Youth career
1981St. Louis University
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982–1988St. Louis Steamers (indoor)270(106)
1988–1989Los Angeles Lazers (indoor)38(6)
1989–1992St. Louis Storm (indoor)144(54)
1992–1999St. Louis Ambush (indoor)253(182)
2000–2005St. Louis Steamers (indoor)
2008–2010St. Louis Illusion (indoor)1(2)
Teams managed
1992–1999St. Louis Ambush
2000–2005St. Louis Steamers
2013–St. Louis Ambush
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 19, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Daryl Doran
D doran.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDaryl Doran
Date of birth(1963-03-29) March 29, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing positionMidfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
St. Louis Illusion
Number7
Youth career
1981St. Louis University
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982–1988St. Louis Steamers (indoor)270(106)
1988–1989Los Angeles Lazers (indoor)38(6)
1989–1992St. Louis Storm (indoor)144(54)
1992–1999St. Louis Ambush (indoor)253(182)
2000–2005St. Louis Steamers (indoor)
2008–2010St. Louis Illusion (indoor)1(2)
Teams managed
1992–1999St. Louis Ambush
2000–2005St. Louis Steamers
2013–St. Louis Ambush
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 19, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daryl Doran (born March 29, 1963, in Saint Louis, Missouri) is a U.S. indoor soccer player. His 827 games are the most of any player in American professional indoor soccer history.[citation needed] Doran currently coaches the St. Louis Ambush in the Professional Arena Soccer League.

High school and college[edit]

Doran grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he attended Christian Brothers College High School from 1977 to 1980. He was a four-year letterman with the school’s soccer team, finishing his career with 35 goals and 31 assists.[1] The local St. Louis Steamers of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) drafted Doran when he was in high school, but he declined the offer, and instead graduated and matriculated at St. Louis University. The Steamers drafted Doran again during his freshman year of college. This time, he left college and turned professional.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Doran played as a midfielder with the Steamers until the team folded at the end of the 1987–1988 season. With no professional team in St. Louis, Doran moved to the Los Angeles Lazers (MISL) for the 1988–1989 season. However, the Lazers closed down at the end of the season and Doran moved back to St. Louis to sign with the expansion St. Louis Storm. When the Storm shut down at the end of the 1991–1992 season, Doran jumped to the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL), and signed with the St. Louis Ambush. He spent the next seven seasons with the Ambush as a midfielder and defender, where he was a six-time All-Star, twice a first-team All-NPSL player, and 1997's Defender of the Year. In 1999, Doran surprised St. Louis soccer fans when he left the Ambush for the resurrected St. Louis Steamers, now playing in the World Indoor Soccer League (WISL). The Ambush folded at the end of the season while the Steamers spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons in the WISL, followed by two more seasons in the new Major Indoor Soccer League. In 2008 Doran signed with the St. Louis Illusion of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL). Doran is only player to play for every professional indoor soccer team in St. Louis.

National team[edit]

During his single season with the SLU Billikens, Doran was a United States men's national soccer team member but made no "A" international appearances.

In 1999, Doran played two games with the U.S. national futsal team.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Doran Coach.

In 1992, Doran began coaching the St. Louis Ambush. The 1994–95 Ambush won the NPSL championship and Doran was named league Coach of the Year. In 1999, Doran left the Ambush, replaced as head coach by Jamie Swanner. Doran is in second place, behind Keith Tozer, on the NPSL list of coaching wins with 166.[3]

Doran left coaching after the 2004–2005 season with the Steamers.

In April 2006, the Steamers retired his jersey number, the second to be retired after that of Slobo Ilijevski. He is the Steamers' Vice President of Corporate Sales and Alumni Relations as well as owner and Athletic Trainer of Doran Fitness Center in O'Fallon, MO.

In 2013 Doran returned to coach the St. Louis Ambush of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) as they were resurrected in St. Louis. Under Doran's direction, the Ambush play their home games at the St. Charles Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.[4]

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