Joe Connon
Joe Connon
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: (352) 588-8584
Email: joseph.connon@saintleo.edu

Saint Leo University head women's soccer coach Ged O'Connor announced the hiring of Joe Connon as the program's assistant coach in April 2014.

Connon began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Lynn University women's soccer team prior to the 2010 season and moved into a full-time role in 2012. 

In his role as lead assistant, Connon handled all aspects of coaching, including planning practices, recruiting and scouting opponents while also heading up the team's community service efforts. 

Additionally, he provided much of the coaching for the Fighting Knights on the defensive side of the ball.  During his time at Lynn, the Fighting Knights improved its goals-against average from seventh to fourth in the Sunshine State Conference during the 2011 season. 

Connon's extensive time in the Sunshine State Conference will certainly be an asset in his role at Saint Leo. 

Connon was a four-year letterwinner at Missouri Baptist, and earned NAIA All-America Honorable Mention honors as a freshman. 

A native of Ireland, Connon played for his country's U15 national team as a youth and coached for numerous teams in his native land.  

Connon graduated in 2007 from Missouri Baptist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and completed his Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in sports management from Lynn in May of 2012.