Dolores Deasley begins her 13th season as head coach of the Jones College Bobcats in 2020.
She has compiled a fantastic record of 153-42-3 (.780) during her tenure as head coach and has guided Jones to five MACJC/Region 23 championships. JC has been a mainstay in the national polls as well, ranked as high as 7th in the NJCAA.
Under Deasley's watch, dozens of players have received all-conference and all-region honors and six have earned NJCAA All-American recognition, including two-time selections Aimee Durn and Kelly Stubbington. In addition, 37 players have continued their careers at the four-year level, including a program-best nine off the 2019 roster.
Off the pitch, Deasley, a native of Drumkeen, Ireland, has taken the Bobcat soccer team on spring break trips to her home country in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. The team and players travel, sightsee, take tours, learn more about the game and play Gaelic football.
Ranked 14th in the NJCAA to start the 2019 season, JC ended the year 12-7 overall, as south division co-champions and advanced to the MACJC Semifinals. Seven of the Bobcats' 12 wins came via shutout.
Jones posted a 14-3 record in 2018, winning the conference title on its home turf, 6-1, over Gulf Coast. They then whipped LSU Eunice 8-1 for the region title before falling in the NJCAA South District playoffs at No. 1 Tyler (Texas) 3-1. The Lady Bobcats were ranked No. 10 in the final NJCAA Division I poll.
Jones was 10-3-1 and captured the state/region crown in 2017. The Lady Bobcats upset previously unbeaten and No. 16 rated Holmes, 3-2, in the title match. That earned them a berth in the NJCAA District H playoffs where they hosted and lost to No. 4 Eastern Florida, 4-0. JCJC ended the year 20th in the nation.
In 2016, the Lady Bobcats notched a 15-2 record and won its third MACJC/Region 23 championship. Jones defeated Pearl River 6-1 in the semifinals and Holmes 6-1 in the tournament championship game. Jones traveled to Melbourne, Florida, to face Eastern Florida State College in the NJCAA District H playoffs where they fell 5-3. Jones ended the season rated No. 8 in the final NJCAA Division I regular season poll.
JCJC posted a 13-4 record, advanced to the MACJC/Region 23 championship game and was ranked as high as 18th during the 2015 season.
In 2014, Deasley led JCJC to a 16-1 record and an MACJC South Division crown. JCJC finished the season rated No. 19 in the NJCAA Division I poll and they were ranked as high as No. 7 at one point. The Lady Bobcats fell in the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament semifinals to Pearl River, 4-2 on penalty kicks.
Deasley led JCJC to an MACJC/Region 23 championship and an NJCAA Tournament appearance in 2013. The Lady Bobcats ended the year with a 17-2 record, which was a school record for victories in a season.
The Lady Bobcats captured the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament with a 6-0 victory over Pearl River and then hosted the NJCAA District H playoff game vs. Eastern Florida State College. It was the first time ever for an NJCAA soccer playoff game to be held at JCJC. EFSC defeated JCJC, 2-0. The Lady Bobcats were ranked No. 12 in the final NJCAA Division I poll and were ranked as high as No. 10 in the nation during the regular season.
Deasley led JCJC to 13-1-1 record and an MACJC South Division championship in 2012. Jones had a 12-game winning streak and was ranked as high as No. 13 in the NJCAA poll at one point. JCJC was 10-5 in 2011.
Deasley guided the Lady Bobcats to a 15-3-1 record in 2010, south division championship and first-ever MACJC and Region 23 championship. JCJC defeated Itawamba, Hinds and Meridian by identical 1-0 scores. JCJC advanced to the finals of the NJCAA District E Tournament in Tyler, Texas, where they fell to top-ranked Tyler Junior College.
The Bobcats finished 7-7 in Deasley's first season in 2008. JC just missed out on the playoffs in her second season when they fell to Mississippi Gulf Coast in a penalty shootout in the season-finale. They ended the year 11-4.
Deasley was an assistant with the women's program in 2007.
Deasley received a BS degree in education from Hofstra University in 2004 and her master’s in sports management from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was an assistant coach for the Lady Eagles’ soccer team.
During her senior year at Hofstra, Deasley was named Female Student-Athlete of the Year, the Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Year, First team All-CAA, Third Team All-American and First Team All-Region by the National Soccer Association of American and Soccer Buzz magazine.
A member of the Irish National Team since 1999, Deasley has also played for the New York Magic, the Long Island Lady Riders and was a Women’s Premier Soccer League national champion with the Long Island Fury.
Deasley is the daughter of William and Bridget Deasley and has five brothers and four sisters.