Dylan Cassidy was the Assistant Coach for the Men’s team at the University of Illinois Springfield for the 2017-2018 season.
In Cassidy’s first season as assistant coach, the Prairie Stars went 8-8-1 overall and 8-5-1 in Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) play which is the highest winning percentage and conference winning percentage since becoming a member of the NCAA Division II. The Prairie Stars made their first appearance in the GLVC tournament in 2017.
Cassidy, a graduate of McKendree University, competed in 28 games with the Bearcats recording 1 goal and 6 assists over two seasons as a defender.
Before McKendree, Cassidy played two seasons at East Central College where he contributed 12 goals and 7 assists and was named First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference in 2014.
Cassidy played at the PDL level with the St. Louis Lions from 2014-2017 playing in over 40 games for the club.
Cassidy completed his bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sports Psychology from McKendree University. He earned a 3.8 GPA and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Dylan is a native of Dublin, Ireland and currently lives in St. Louis.