DAN CORCORAN, Assistant Coach at Connecticut College and Director of the Rip-It Program. 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 20 goals on 54 attempts for a .371 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 #14.
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 two All-American and All-Conference defenseman. Tufts, Middlebury, Bowdoin, and Wesleyan are among the national lacrosse powerhouses defeated by Connecticut College in 2010.
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.