Mike Dailey
Mike Dailey
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 410-857-2582
Email: mdailey@mcdaniel.edu

Dailey was elevated to head coach on Dec. 1, 2015 after serving as an assistant on the staff for the previous seven seasons. 

The 25th head coach in program history, Dailey joined the Green Terror staff in 2009 with a pedigree of success at all levels of football that included compiling a record of 115-83 and two championships in 12 years as a head coach in the Arena Football League (AFL), leading the Albany Firebirds and Colorado Crush.

In his first year as head coach, he guided McDaniel to three wins. His squad showed marked improvements on both offense, defense and special teams with one player from each unit earning all-conference honors. In year two, seven players were tabbed all-conference.

For his first six seasons on the McDaniel sidelines, he served as defensive coordinator. His scheme put pressure on opposing quarterbacks game-in and game-out, recording 101 sacks and 55 interceptions. He helped produce 12 All-Centennial Conference selections, including four first-team nods.

In 2015, Dailey shifted responsibilities to the offensive side of the ball – something he is renowned for from his days in the AFL. He spent last season coordinating the pass game and working specifically with the wide receivers. Dailey’s knowledge and scheme helped McDaniel produce an aerial attack that ranked in the top half of the Centennial Conference, averaging 210.0 yards per game.

Dailey coached in the AFL for 19 seasons, coaching in the league from 1997 until the league suspended operations prior to the 2009 season. He spent seven years at the helm of the Albany Firebirds organization, leading the team to the 1999 title and was also named Coach of the Year.

His final five seasons in the AFL were at the helm of the Colorado Crush, where he guided the squad owned by John Elway to the 2005 championship.

Dailey ranks fourth all-time in the AFL in games coached, fifth in overall wins and fifth in postseason victories.

The AFL culminated its silver anniversary in 2012 by naming the 25 Greatest Teams in AFL History. Dailey had the honor of coaching two of the top-five teams. His 1999 Albany Firebirds championship team was voted the greatest in AFL history while his 2005 Colorado Crush championship team was selected fifth.

Dailey was inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame during the league’s 2013 opening weekend.

Prior to his tenure with the indoor league, Dailey spent time in the college ranks at George Mason, Towson and Montgomery College.

Recruiting Areas

MD: Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George's Counties; MIAA
VA: Fairfax County
District of Columbia