Danny KellyHead Coach
Danny Kelly retired from professional play at the end of the 2005-06 season, after winning his third championship as a Blast player. His 14-year career included five All-Star selections and three Championships. Kelly was named head coach of the Blast in May of 2006 after serving as the interim head coach for the last five games of the 2005-06 regular season and leading the team to the 2006 Championship. In his first full year in the position, he coached the team to a 15-15 record. He also led the team to the 2008 and 2009 Championships and to the Championship Game in 2011. Career Highlights: Kelly began his professional indoor soccer career with the Harrisburg Heat during the 1991-92 season after the Heat drafted him in the Territorial Round of the 1991 draft (fourth overall pick). He played for the Heat until the 1998-99 season when Ed Hale and Kevin Healey took over control of the Blast and acquired Kelly in a trade. After six seasons with the Heat, Kelly still ranks in the top five in several Heat all-time categories including first in one-point goals (78) and fifth in points (528). Kelly represented the Blast in the 2006 and 2004 MISL All-Star Games and played for the Heat in the 1996 All-Star Game (after recording a career-high 140 points). He was also voted to play in the All-Star Games in 2001 and 1999 but did not play due to injuries (groin and ankle, respectively). He ended his career with the Blast ranked sixth in Baltimore history in points (329) and ranked 20th in MISL/NPSL history in points (857). He also recorded 100 or more points in three seasons, played in three All-Star Games and earned two All-League selections (2006 and 1996). Other Career Highlights: Kelly spent the 1997 and 1998 seasons with the A-League Hershey Wildcats. After the 1998 season, he was the Wildcats' MVP in 1998 and an All-Star selection. He also played for the Rochester Rhinos (A-League) during the 1996 season... He played for the Gold-Medal winning U.S. Futsal Team during the summer of 2004 in Costa Rica. College: He attended Penn State University and was a freshman All-American in 1987.