Joe Connon was announced as Troy soccer associate head coach in Frebruary 2017.
Connon came to Troy from Saint Leo University where he worked with O’Connor for three seasons (2014-16).
With the Lions, Connon helped mold teams that advanced to two NCAA Division II Tournaments (2014, 2016), while his 2016 squad won the Sunshine State Conference regular season and tournament championship. The Lions finished that year ranked No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll. Two players earned NSCAA All-America honors and three were named NSCAA All-South Region first team.
As a member of the Saint Leo staff in 2014, Connon and the Lions advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the year 14-6 and ranked No. 15 in the nation.
Connon began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Lynn University prior to the 2010 season and moved into a full-time role in 2012.
The Dublin, Ireland, native was a four-year letterwinner at Missouri Baptist where he earned NAIA?All-America honorable mention honors as a freshman. He played for his country's U15 national team as a youth before moving on to play for Crystal Palace and Sunderland.

Connon graduated in 2007 from Missouri Baptist with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and completed his MBA with a specialization in sports management from Lynn in May of 2012.