Andrea Daley completed her 16th season as the head women's swimming coach at Western New England University in 2017-18.
Last season, Western New England broke multiple school records en route to an 11th place finish at the NEISDA Championships. Several swimmers earned All-New England honors, while Erika Sheinhait, Ann Boucher, Emily Elliott and Kayla Snider received NEISDA All-Academic accolades. The Golden Bears were also recognized as a team for their academic performance with the program's 17th CSCAA Scholar All-America award under Daley.
Western New England posted a 5-5 record in dual meets and placed 16 of 21 teams at the NEISDA Championships in 2016-17. The previous season, the Golden Bears turned in a 4-5 dual meet record and finished 12th of 21 teams at the NEISDA Championships. Sophomore Erika Sheinhait led the way, collecting a trio of All-New England honors.
In 2014-15, every Western New England student-athlete turned in personal record times weekly under Daley. As a group, the Golden Bears were recognized as a Scholar All-America Team for the 12th semester in a row by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. In addition, the team- led by Sheinhait with eight - set 12 school records.
In their final meet of the 2012-13 campaign at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, each team member set personal bests including Courtney Fitzpatrick who registered two school records. Fitzpatrick, who concluded her career with five WNE records, was the athletic department's Coca-Cola Female Athlete of the Year runner-up.
Daley was profiled by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH, Inc.) as part of its Spotlight of the Month feature after she was announced as a national winner in January 2012.
Western New England finished third in the 2010-11 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championships for the third straight season. The Golden Bears also participated in the NEISDA Championships in addition to competing in numerous dual meets.
Daley served as the NEISDA president in 2007-08 and was vice president of the organization in 2006-07.
During her tenure at the University, Daley has coached several top swimmers, including Jamie Campo who was selected the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie-of-the-Year in December 2005.
Daley also mentored former Golden Bears standout Kelli Arsenault '05 who was the school's first recipient of the prestigious "Kay Fromer Award" in March 2005 that is presented to the senior swimmer scoring the most points in four years of competition at the NEISDA Championships.
Arsenault and Emily Alland '99 are members of the Western New England Downes Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as 2014 inductee Elena Massa-Musiak ’04 who is the latest swimmer for Daley to be enshrined.
In 2003-04, Daley led Western New England to its first-ever GNAC crown. She also directed the Golden Bears to back-to-back winning seasons in 2002-03 (11-3) and 2003-04 (7-4).
A native of Lowville, N.Y., Daley served as an assistant coach with the WNE program for three seasons prior to being named head coach. She also coached swimming at both the high school and youth levels.
Daley is a graduate of Springfield College (SC) where she earned her bachelor's (1998) and master's degrees (2000) in exercise science and health education, respectively. In December of 2008, Daley completed her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in school counseling, also at SC.
A former member of the SC women's swimming team, Daley was the MVP of the girls' swimming team at Lowville High School and a record-holder in the 200 freestyle and individual medley events.
Daley is an accomplished tri-athlete who has finished in the top 10-percent of the swim portion of each race (over 15 times). She is an active member of the Master's swim squad that competed at the 2002 Nationals in Hawaii.