faculty & staff
Assistant Athletic Director
Tenure at King's: Jul. 2012 to Present
BFinley@tkc.edu | 212-659-7218
Lehigh University, 1994
"I was excited about the opportunity to work at a Christian, conservative college in the middle of New York City. The challenge of starting up a brand new athletic program was an added bonus."
Bryan Finley serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at The King's College where his primary role is the recruiting of prospective student-athletes for all TKC sports. Coach Finley assists in: securing facilities and scheduling games and practices, travel logistics, fundraising, compliance, and academic monitoring. He also provides much of the content for the athletics website. Additionally, he is the advisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Coach Finley came to TKC in 2012 and guided the Women's Soccer Team to a 4-6-1 record in their first season as a varsity program. Two players earned USCAA Player of the Week honors and one received USCAA Academic All-American recognition. 2013 might be considered a "breakthrough season" as the team compiled a 5-1 conference record (10-4 overall) and outscored opponents 56-18 as they advanced to the HVIAC Conference Championship game falling to Albany Pharmacy. Two players were USCAA Academic All-American, one player was USCAA First Team All-American and four players were First Team All-HVIAC Conference. Eight players received 14 Player of the Week honors. After earning the national NSCAA Silver Award for Sportsmanship in 2012, the team earned the NSCAA Gold Award in 2013 for not receiving any red or yellow cards. Only 26 teams out of 1200 women's soccer programs in the U.S. received the Gold Award. Previously, as an assistant at the New Jersey City University, he helped guide the Women's team to the three most successful seasons in their 19-year history. The team compiled a 41-24-1 record (after going 67-204-6 overall from 1994-2008) and was dominant on its home field with a 26-5-1 record. The team made the national news circuit in 2009 when they won their first conference game in 15 years (breaking an 0-111-1 winless streak!) and went on to post an 11-15 record in the NJAC Conference from 2009-2011. The team had never won a tournament of any kind prior to 2009 and won a preseason tournament in each of the three seasons he was there. They had never qualified for postseason play in the previous 16 seasons but qualified for the ECAC Tournament all three years, reaching the semifinals in 2009 and 2011, and for the NJAC Tournament in 2010 and 2011. The NJCU Women's Soccer Team won the NSCAA Academic award for team GPA in 2009 (another "first” for the team) and again in 2011. At the U.S. PARMA Soccer Club where he is the Youth Program Director and coach of several teams, the Azzurri team was the #4 ranked U18G team in NJ in 2008. They were 2007 State Cup Semi-Finalists and 2009 State Cup Champions. Coach Finley also coached the U.S. PARMA Spirito, 2010 US Club NJ Cup Champions and 2011 Finalists and were ranked #2 in NJ and #12 in the USA. The Dapprima team were US Club NJ Cup Finalists and #4 in NJ in 2012. His Coraggio team finished ranked #12 in NJ, the Liberta team have been State Cup Quarterfinalists (twice) and Finalists, and his Vittoria team have been to the State Cup Semi-Finals two years in a row. Coach Finley has coached soccer, winter and spring track at the Oak Knoll School (all girls) in Summit, NJ. He helped start the middle school soccer program in 2008, and in 2010 he was Asstistant Coach for the Oak Knoll Varsity Soccer team that went 12-6 overall, finished third in the conference and advanced to the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals and the NJ State Sectional Semi-finals. The track team has won County, Conference and State Championships in the 1600, 3200, 4x400, long jump and javelin during his tenure and has broken more than half of the school records during that time.
Coach Finley resides in Monmouth County, NJ where he also works at Logo Knits, his family's screen printing and embroidery business. He has also worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and Prudential. When he is not on a soccer field or a track, he enjoys reading, boating and fishing.