Connecticut Dodgers Owner and Director Dee Stephan is pleased to announce the appointment of Danie Caro as Director of Operations. Caro brings over 20 years experience as a collegiate coach, and was most recently the head coach at Quinnipiac University.
According to Stephan, “Danie will be the driving force behind the Dodgers’ player development, team development and college recruitment efforts. Her depth of knowledge, experience and wealth of recruiting connections is second to none. On the field, Dodgers’ players will greatly benefit from her insights, guidance, and “state of the art” drills, tactics and training methods.”
Prior to her 10 years leading the Quinnipiac program, Caro completed head coaching stints at Stony Brook University, St. Bonaventure University, and Manhattan College. She is a 1993 graduate of Colgate University and also holds master’s degrees from Frostburg State University and Quinnipiac University.
“I am very excited to work with the Dodgers program. Not only will I still be able to teach the sport I love, but the opportunity to be involved in the administration of the program is something I look forward to,” Caro said. “Many youth sports organizations sometimes focus on the wrong things, but the Dodgers’ emphasis on members’ education and personal development is very appealing to me.”
In addition to her coaching experience, Caro has extensive volunteer leadership experience with US Lacrosse (USL), the national governing body for the sport, and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Caro has served USL in several capacities, including as a member of the Women’s Game Committee and the Board of Directors. She was a Division I member of the IWLCA’s Board of Directors for the past three years after having served as President of the organization from 2002-2008. Caro was also a member of the inaugural NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Playing Rules Committee and served as chair from 2008-2011.
The Connecticut Dodgers Lacrosse Club was founded in 2010 and is the only no-tryout lacrosse club in Connecticut.