Dan Stratford is in his third season with the Mountaineers and first as an assistant coach. Stratford assists in all facets of the program, including training, recruiting, budgeting, scouting and scheduling.
Stratford served as the volunteer coach from 2011-12, assisting in practices and game preparation the past two seasons, Stratford helped West Virginia to a combined 20-14-3 record, as well as a trip to the second round of the 2011 NCAA tournament.
A native of London, England, Stratford was a four-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers from 2004-07 and owns the top spot for games played (85) and career assists (27) at WVU. He also finished his career ranked eighth all-time in career points (67). Stratford was honored in 2007 as a NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team member and an All-Big East Second Team honoree.
Following his collegiate career, Stratford was drafted by D.C. United with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. Stratford played in five games with D.C. United, including one start against Real Salt Lake in 2008.
Stratford went on to play 14 matches, scoring one goal for Inverness of the Scottish Premier League in 2009, while playing seven matches for Hereford United of League Two in England in 2010.
Stratford earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education in 2009, and is working towards a master’s degree in physical education teacher education.