Alli Daly joined the Blue Hens as their Director of Basketball Operations in September 2013 and recently completed her second season in the position.
Daly, a former standout at Saint Francis University, is responsible for the oversight of travel arrangements, practice scheduling, team managers and film exchange in addition to assisting with administrative duties.
In her first season with the Hens, Daly was instrumental in leading the 2013-14 squad into unknown territory after losing one of the most memorable and talented classes in school history following the 2012-13 campaign. The Blue Hens bounced back from graduating seven seniors, including 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne, and a career total of over 6,500 points, 3,200 rebounds and 1,100 assists in remarkable fashion.
Delaware fielded nine freshmen and sophomores in 2013-14 with just three juniors and seniors, a far cry from the squad that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 just a season earlier. The returning Blue Hens combined for a total of 1,505 minutes (20.8 percent), 383 points (15.8 percent) and 269 rebounds (7.5 percent) in 2012-13. Fellow CAA schools predicted Delaware would finish fifth in the league while just one player (Akeema Richards) was chosen to the Preseason All-CAA Second Team.
This all served as motivation for UD as the Blue Hens returned to the CAA Championship game for the fourth straight season and earned a berth into the WNIT following a year where Delaware went 20-11 overall and 10-6 in the conference. The Blue Hens traveled north for a WNIT First Round contest wherein the eventual tournament champion, Rutgers, edged UD, 65-61.
Daly arrived at Delaware from her alma mater, where she served in the same role for the Red Flash during the 2012-13 season.
A 2011 graduate of Saint Francis, Daly scored 1,173 career points with the Red Flash – the 14th-most in program history. She also is first in three-pointers attempted (632), second in three-pointers made (222), fourth in steals (210), eighth in blocks (66) and 13th all-time in rebounds (594).
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Daly was a member of two Pennsylvania state semifinalist teams at Trinity High School.
|Position:||Director of Operations|
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