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    Thursday, May 30, 2024

    Corcoran named men’s lacrosse coach at Mitchell College

    New London – Dan Corcoran has been named head coach of the Mitchell College men's lacrosse team, it was announced on Friday by Director of Athletics Matt Finlayson.

    Corcoran joins the Mariners after serving as the defensive coach at Trinity College, a position he held since February of 2020. He takes over a program that went 4-12 in 2022, and lost in the New England Collegiate Conference title game.

    "We are excited to welcome Dan and his family to our athletic department and the Mitchell College community," said Finlayson in a release. "Dan has an excellent coaching background and is eager to provide our student-athletes with a first class experience. We are thrilled to have him lead the lacrosse program to new heights as we enter the GNAC."

    Corcoran held the position of assistant men's lacrosse coach at Connecticut College from February 2010 until February 2019. He was Conn’s interim head coach before briefly serving as acting head coach until December 2019.

    "First of all, I would like to thank Director of Athletics Matt Finlayson, Associate Directors, Todd Peretz and Kim-Camara-Harvey for the opportunity to lead the Mitchell College program," said Corcoran in a release. "I would also like to thank my parents Eileen, my late father Joe, who were truly my first life coaches, and my wife Barbara along with my four children who continue to support my passion for coaching. In addition, I would also like to thank coach Dave Cornell (Connecticut College) for giving be an incredible lacrosse education, coach Jason Tarnow (Trinity College) and the late Coach Jack McGetrick (Bellarmine/Hartford) who mentored me early in my career and continues to be an inspiration to me to coach the game we love."

    Corcoran was the head men's lacrosse coach at Simsbury High School, compiling a 53-12 record, and was named the 2008 US Lacrosse Connecticut High School Coach of the Year.

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