Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Connecticut College (2010-present) and Director of the RIP-IT Program (2003-present), Dan Corcoran strives to provide a program who's commitment to sportsmanship come first, followed by learning and winning (fun and friendship are a given!).
After coaching the defense in 2010 and 2011, Corcoran took over the offense and his 8.8 goals a game was enough to lead Connecticut College to the quarter finals of the NESCAC and NCAA tournament. His players were ranked 5th in shooting percentage scoring 151 goals on 590 shot for a .271 percentage. His man up unit was ranked 1st in the conference percentage scoring 17 goals on 54 attempts for a .375 percentage. He coached his first offensive All-American mid-fielder John Lyons. In 2013, Connecticut College return 98% of its scoring and has a pre-season NCAA D3 ranking of #12.
Coach Corcoran has had a place on the Connecticut College lacrosse coaching staff since 2009. He helped direct the Camels to a winning season in 2010 with a 14-3 record, their first-ever regular-season NESCAC Championship, a rise to #6 in US Lacrosse rankings, and their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. With Corcoran as defensive coordinator, the team limited opponents to an average of 7.1 goals per game, which earned the Camels second place in the league and 19th in the country. He also coached one 7 All-American and 12 All-Conference players. Tufts, Middlebury, Bowdoin, and Wesleyan are among the national lacrosse powerhouses defeated by Connecticut College in 2010. By 2012, Corcoran moved to coaching the offense and helped to guide the team to the NESCAC playoffs and their second NCAA DIII tournament game.
Before Corcoran arrived in New London, he spent three years as the head coach at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Connecticut, where he turned them into a lacrosse powerhouse. His combined record of 53-12, included an undefeated 2008 regular season, 3 trips to the Class L state semi-finals and state runner-up title in the 2009 Class L state championship. He was awarded the 2008 CT US Lacrosse Coach of the Year and 2008 CHSLCA Class L Coach of the Year. He coached 24 high school players who were named to the Central Connecticut Conference All-Conference Team, 14 players named to the Class L All-State team, two players named as All-Americans, and two as an Academic All-Americans, as well as the 2009 Hartford Courant Player of the Year.
2010 - present assistant coach Connecticut College
2010 NESCAC regular season league champs 8-1
2010 School best record in history, 14-3 #6 ranking US lacrosse D3
2007- 2009 Head Coach Simsbury high School Simsbury Connecticut with a combined recorded of 53-12 League record (35-1)
2009 Connecticut Class L State finalist (18-5), Will Hunter Classic Champs (CCC Champs)
2009 Coach of 10 All Conference players, 4 All-State , 2009 Hartford Courant, All Area Player of the year and an Academic All-American
2009 Connecticut Super Junior team evaluator
2009 Featured Speaker at the Connecticut USA Lacrosse convention
2009 Member of the Connecticut US lacrosse All-American Committee
2008: State Semi-finalist and (CCC) Conference Champs (19-2) Simsbury first undefeated regular season
2008 9 All-Conference players, 7 All State, 2 All-Americans and 1 Academic All-American
2008 Connecticut US Lacrosse Coach of the Year
2008 CHSLCA Class L Coach of the Year
2008 Member of US lacrosse All-American Committee
2008 Head Coach of Connecticut Super Junior team
2008 Head Coach Connecticut Senior All-Star team
2008 Speaker at the Connecticut US Lacrosse Convention
2007 State Semi-finalist, Conference Champs, Will Hunter Classic Champs (16-5)
2007 7 All conference players, 4 All-State players. MVP of Senior All-Star game
2007 Elected to the US Lacrosse All-American Committee
2004-2009 Placed 23 Simsbury HS student athletes in Colleges from Maine to California. To include Tufts, Williams College, MIT, Syracuse, LeMoyne Quinnipiac, Keene State College, Hofstra, Fairfield, Salisbury State, Roger Williams, Western Connecticut State and Whittier
2005-2009-RIP-IT Helped place close to 100 Student Athletes to programs to include but not limited to: Notre Dame, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Cornell, Denver, Air Force, Trinity, Gettysburg, Colgate, North Carolina, Colby, RIT (more listed on the past player page)
2006: Assistant Coach at Avon Old Farms, Avon Connecticut under the leadership of Ted Garber who coached at the High School, College and Pro levels, and recently inducted to the UNH Hall of Fame.
2002-2005 Assistant Coach Simsbury High School
2002-Present Established Simsbury Youth lacrosse, served as president, coach and is presently director of coaching
2002 Along with Bill Rabbitt established Connecticut RIP-IT Elite teams. Program serves youth and high school boys and girl with clinics, camps, elite summer teams, and college recruiting. Attend countless recruiting events for high school players. Many of the coaches at my clinic, camps, and summer teams, are past players returning to coach along side me.
2000-2001 coach Long Island NY, first U13 Elite team: 18 players have moved on to ELITE programs to include Virginia, North Carolina, UPENN, Princeton, Hofstra, Harvard, Villanova, Maryland, St. Johns, Cornell, Boston College, Duke, Navy, and Gettysburg.
Lacrosse Education/clinic attended:
Oct-2009 Coaching along side Jack McGetrick, Bellarmine University, 2005 US Division one Coach of the year
2002-2009 Attended the US National Lacrosse Convention
2005-2009 Attended NE lacrosse convention
Jan- 2009- Attend full day coaching seminar given by University of North Carolina coaching Staff
2008 Attend full day coaching seminar given by Jeff Tambroni (Cornell University)
2008 Attended coaching seminar given by Dave Petromala (John Hopkins University)
2008 Attended a one day Seminar at Yale University “How to run a college level practice
2002-2009 Regularly attended local college practices to include Hartford, Trinity, WNEC, Springfield, Fairfield. Hofstra, Adelphi, Eastern Connecticut.
As Director responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all activities related to the program. Included Elite team selection, scheduling of scrimmages and games, tournaments. team camps, winter indoor clinics, and summer camps.
Hiring and training 20 -25 coaches related to the boys program, and assisting in the development of the girls.
Organizing and implementing all practice plans for the U13, U15, U16 and Super Junior teams
Working with the other Elite team Directors to assist in creating and managing the budget for the program, which also includes ordering all equipment and uniform needs for the team each year.
Worked with all players and parents to overseeing players’ academic endeavors; ensuring that the team as a whole is abiding by the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and clearinghouse.
Work with D1, D2, D3 College Coaches to assure all RIP-IT players are getting the proper exposure.