Cailean Bailey is a college counselor specializing in the NCAA student-athlete recruitment process.
Cailean comes to ESM after working as an assistant soccer coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and prior to that at Yale University from 2011 to 2014. He was active in the recruiting process at both NCAA Division I schools.
In his three years as a college counselor on the east coast he led seminars on the applications process and how student-athletes can effectively market themselves to potential college coaches.
“I always strive to get to know each player I’ve coached on a personal level so that we can develop the relationship beyond the field,” he said. “My philosophy in coaching has always been about personal and social development.”
An Illinois native, Cailean holds an undergraduate degree from Illinois College and a master’s degree in sports administration from Valparaiso University.
He points out that in his three seasons as a soccer coach at Yale, the team never lost to Harvard.