Darryl Michael begins his second season in association with the Siena College field hockey program. Michael brings an international field hockey background to Loudonville, having played the sport in Malaysia while growing up and in college.
He came to the Capital Region to pursue has PhD in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer, where he began his US coaching experience as an assistant field hockey coach for five seasons. The Rensselaer team, when they had their first ever winning season during this period, posted a record for the most number of consecutive wins for any Rensselaer team.
Following the five years, Michael was promoted to head coach, where he oversaw the Hawks program for one additional season. Michael's U.S. field hockey coaching experience continued in Cleveland, Ohio where he was an assistant coach for five years at the Cleveland Heights High School. When he moved back to the Capital district 5 years ago, he was the head coach for the Adirondack Section of the Open Division for Women's Field Hockey at the Empire States Games, where his team won 2 consecutive Silver medals.
Michael will be responsible for developing Siena's young forwards, working chiefly to integrate the Saints offensive unit with the talented midfield.
Off the field, he is a research staff engineer at General Electric's Research and Development Center in Niskayuna. He resides in the Capital Region.