Mike Dailey
Current position
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1990Washington Commandos (assistant)
1997–2003Albany/Indiana Firebirds
2004–2008Colorado Crush
2009–2014McDaniel (DC)
2015McDaniel (PGC/WR)
Head coaching record
Overall115–84 (AFL)
9–21 (college)

Mike Dailey is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at McDaniel College from 2016 to 2018, compiling a record of 9–21. Dailey was a head coach in the Arena Football League for the Albany Firebirds and the Colorado Crush. During his time in the Arena Football League, he won two ArenaBowls and was named AFL Coach of the Year in 1999. He is fifth all time in wins with a career record of 115–84, including an 11–8 mark in the postseason. Under his leadership, the Firebirds won ArenaBowl XIII in 1999, defeating the Orlando Predators led by Jay Gruden, former head coach of the Washington Redskins. In 2005 the Crush, then owned by John Elway, won the ArenaBowl XIX. Dailey's 1999 Albany Firebirds team was voted the greatest team in AFL history, while his 2005 Colorado Crush was voted fifth. He was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
McDaniel Green Terror (Centennial Conference) (2016–2018)
2016 McDaniel 3–7 3–6 T–6th
2017 McDaniel 3–7 2–7 T–3rd
2018 McDaniel 3–7 2–7 T–8th
McDaniel: 9–21 7–20
Total: 9–21