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Ian Hennessy

Personal information
Full nameIan Hennessy
Date of birth10 January 1967(age 49)
Place of birthCork, Republic of Ireland
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubDelaware

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Ian Hennessy (born 10 January 1967 in Cork) is a retired Irish soccer player who is currently head coach of the University of Delaware. He came to the United States after rejection from Arsenal FC, returning to Ireland, playing the inaugural season for Cork City FC in the League of Ireland in 1984. He is a former member of the Republic of Ireland youth team, managed by Liam Tuohy, Brian Kerr and Noel O'Reilly.

He was an All-American and two-time Big East conference MVP with Seton Hall, before moving on to play professional soccer with the Boston Bolts, the New York Fever, the New Jersey Stallions, the Connecticut Wolves, the Reading Rage, and as part of the Metrostars squad under manager Carlos Queiroz in Major League Soccer (MLS) first season in 1996.

Hennessy holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

He has worked as a State and Regional coach for the Olympic Development Program ODP and served as an assistant to Bob Reasso at Rutgers University in the Big East and Ed Kelly of Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

As well as coaching at the University of Delaware, he currently works as a scout for the United States Soccer Federation(USSF).

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