Daniel Toulson
Daniel Toulson
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Email: menssoccer@emerson.edu

Dan Toulson joins Emerson as the Head Men's Soccer Coach after serving as an Assistant Coach for the Lions for three years.  Before joining Emerson, Toulson spent three years at Catholic University. During his time in Washington, D.C., the Cardinals won the Landmark Conference Championship and made an appearance in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Prior to joining Catholic, Toulson served as a coach at Hamilton Boys' High School in his native New Zealand. 

As a player, Toulson represented New Zealand at the U19 level on a tour of Europe in 2006 before beginning a collegiate career with Kenyon College (OH) in 2008. As a Lord, he was selected to the NCAC All-Conference team and served as team captain in 2011.

Toulson graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in 2012. Additionally, he earned a Masters in Sociology with a focus on Sport and International Development from Catholic in 2016, and has been heavily involved in the International Sport for Development space across both the private and non profit sectors. 

Liam McKersie
Liam McKersie
Title: Assistant Coach & Recruitment Coordinator
Email: menssoccer@emerson.edu

Liam McKersie joins the Emerson Men's Soccer coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for the 2021 season.  McKersie has earned his U.S. Soccer National D Coaching License.  He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn. with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.  Most recently, he earned a Master of Arts in Psychology from Chatham University.

McKersie completed his college soccer career in the fall of 2018 as part of Allegheny College's men's soccer team where he served as a two-year captain and was a 2nd team All-NCAC selection in 2018. He was also named the team defensive MVP in 2017 and 2018. He served as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Chatham University from 2019 to 2021 where he helped start the brand new Division III Men's Soccer program at Chatham. He also completed a Master of Arts in Psychology at Chatham and recently completed his U.S. Soccer D License in the Spring of 2021. McKersie will now serve as the Assistant Men's Soccer coach at Emerson College in Boston, MA. 

Colin Connolly
Colin Connolly
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: menssoccer@emerson.edu
Hometown: Gloucester, MA

2022 marks Colin Connolly’s tenth season with the Emerson College Women’s and Men’s soccer programs, and his third season as Associate Head Coach of Women’s Soccer. In his tenure with the teams, Connolly has assisted both programs in all facets including recruiting, goalkeeper training, and scouting and video analysis.

During his time at Emerson, the women’s program has attained regional rankings in back-to-back seasons in 2018 and 2019, and advanced to the NEWMAC playoffs in three of the last four seasons. Along the way, Emerson women’s soccer has received six NEWMAC first team all-conference selections, seven NEWMAC second team all-conference selections, a New England Region all-rookie team goalkeeper named by D3soccer.com, and an ECAC Tournament MVP.

Post-college, Connolly played for FC Reading and the New Hampshire Phantoms in addition to receiving professional trials in the USL and MISL. He has also competed in the highest amateur leagues in both Philadelphia and Boston over the past decade.Connolly also has several years of club coaching experience. He was on the staff of New England Rush as
a club goalkeeper instructor and as a coach for both boys and girls’ teams.

A native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Connolly graduated from Temple University in 2010 with a degree in International Business and Finance. Outside of coaching, he continues to work in the finance industry in Boston. He holds a National D License from United States Soccer.