Dallas tabbed as Cabrini men's coach
Cabrini assistant men's soccer coach Rob Dallas has been promoted to head coach, replacing Cabrini alum and 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Glen Jaskelewicz who stepped down following the 2011 campaign.
"Following an extensive national search, Rob Dallas emerged as the best candidate to become our next men's soccer coach at Cabrini College," athletic director Joe Giunta said.
"Rob's hard work, dedication to the college and soccer program, knowledge of our campus community and overall soccer experience and expertise make him an extraordinary find that happened to be right here on our campus."
Dallas takes over a program with which he is very familiar, having been an assistant with the Blue and White since the 2006 season. During six seasons as an assistant, the Cavaliers amassed 77 wins against 39 losses (.664), and captured the 2008 and 2009 Colonial States Athletics Conference crowns.
During Dallas' time on the Cavaliers' sideline, his responsibilities have included all aspects of recruiting, scouting opponents, in-season and offseason training and player development, budget management and ensuring that student-athletes adhere to Cabrini and NCAA policies.
"Cabrini has been a home to me for the last six years and I am looking forward to continuing my work with the men's soccer program," Dallas said. "I want to thank the athletic department for giving me the opportunity to step in as the new head coach. The coaching staff has been working hard to find top notch recruits to join the tremendous core of student-athletes the program has returning for the 2012 campaign. I am eager to get the team together as soon as possible to discuss how the program will be moving forward and I am excited to hit the ground running."
In addition to his time at Cabrini, Dallas also has extensive experience coaching at the club level. Dallas has led the FC Delco Under-18 boys team as an assistant coach since 2009. He also coached the Radnor Soccer Club Under-16 girls squad.
Dallas currently works at The Phelps School in Malvern, Pa., teaching 7th and 8th grade English and working in the school's Academic Support Program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dallas also has assisted with Phelps' varsity boys basketball and boys lacrosse programs.
Dallas was a member of the Division II Millersville University soccer program from 2000-04. During that time, he was active with the Marauders' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and several community service projects.
Dallas graduated from Millersville in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Education and a minor in Athletic Coaching.
Dallas and his wife, Nicole, reside in Malvern with their son Robby.