Born in Scotland where he became a qualified coach, Vic Dalgleish arrived in Australia in 1972 and passed the ASF Levels 2 and 3 coaching courses. In 1976 as NSW coach he began a series of national titles wins starting with Under 12, then Under 13 (1977), Under 14 (1978) and Under 15 (1979). In 1983 Dalgleish was appointed Australian Under 16 coach and went on to win the Oceania title. He also reached the quarter finals of the FIFA U16 World Championship in 1985 in China. He won the Oceania title again in 1986. The following year he again reached the quarter finals of the FIFA U16 World Championship in Canada. In 1989 Dalgleish won the Oceania title for the third time. His international record includes success over Argentina, Germany and Brazil. In a 40-year coaching career, Dalgleish has also worked as the NSW staff coach, club coach and development officer for the Sydney area.