Dan Cocchi

last updated 2/14/2018

Dan Cocchi

Assistant Coach, Defensive Coordinator at Towson University

8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland, United States
HQ Phone:
(410) 704-2000

General Information


Player - Major League Lacrosse LLC


Bachelor's degree - Physical Education , Towson

Master's degree - Educational Technology , Butler University

physical education degreeTowson


Advisor - Advocare Company

Member - Los Angeles Riptide

Member - MLL's Long Island

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Towson University Athletics - Staff Directory

Dan Cocchi
Assistant Coach, Defensive Coordinator Phone: 410-704-4952 Email: dcocchi@towson.edu A former All-America defenseman for the Tigers, Dan Cocchi '03 serves as the Tigers' assistant coach and defensive coordinator and begins his sixth season in 2017. On January 30, 2016, Cocchi was inducted into the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame, the first Tiger to earn that honor. A program defined by its defensive success, Cocchi's group did not disappoint in 2016 as Towson finished the year as the best scoring defense in Division I, allowing a scant 7.26 goals per game. Cocchi also coached a Third-Team All-American during the 2016 season as defensive midfielder Jack Adams earned that honor as arguably one of the best short-stick defensive middies in the country. In his fourth season (2015), Cocchi saw the program earn its second-ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Year in Tyler White. The eventual third team All-America keeper was the Tigers' first Defensive Player of the Year since Cocchi was tabbed in 2003. That same season, Towson had one of its best seasons on defense, limiting opponents to just 7.72 goals per game, second-best in the conference. No team in the league killed penalties better than Towson, which wiped out opponent EMO's at a .735 clip. Towson was one of the least-penalized teams in the conference as well. During the 2015 campaign, Cocchi mentored three All-CAA selections on the defensive end, including White, honorable mention All-America defenseman JoJo Ostrander, who was a first team All-CAA selection as well. A four-year starter for the Tigers, Cocchi led the Tigers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2001 and 2003, including a berth in the 2001 NCAA semifinals. In addition, he was a member of two conference championship teams, as the Tigers won the 2001 America East title and the 2003 CAA championship. In 2002, he earned USILA All-America honors for the second straight year after ranking eighth in the nation in ground balls with a 6.58 average. A first team All-CAA selection, he also scored a goal with three assists. Honored as the 2003 CAA Defensive Player of the Year, Cocchi led the Tigers to their first CAA championship. An honorable mention All-America selection, he posted 55 ground balls in 15 games while contributing 20 caused turnovers as the Tigers reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years. Selected by the Bridgeport Barrage in the fourth round of the 2003 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft, Cocchi enjoyed a 10-year MLL career, including five seasons with the Long Island Lizards. In 2005, he helped the Baltimore Bayhawks win the MLL title and was selected to play in the 2006 MLL All-Star Game as a member of the Los Angeles Riptide. Cocchi graduated from Towson in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and received a master's degree in educational technology from Butler University in 2005 while coaching the Bulldogs' men's lacrosse team with former Tiger Assistant Coach Stan Ross. Cocchi is married to the former Kristen Lyons, who graduated from Towson in 2004.

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Towson University Athletics - Staff Directory

Dan Cocchi
Assistant Coach, Defensive Coordinator dcocchi@towson.edu 410-704-4952

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Lacrosse (M) - News - Towson Tigers - Official Site of Towson University Athletics - TowsonTigers.com

Current Assistant Coach Dan Cocchi and the MLL New York Lizards defeated current Volunteer Assistant Chad Wiedmaier, Towson alumnus Will Harrington ('10) and the Ohio Machine on Saturday, 14-8.
Current Assistant Coach Dan Cocchi ('03) and Volunteer Assistant Coach Chad Wiedmaier as well as Tiger alumnus Will Harrington ('10) will face off Saturday during the Lizards-Machine MLL game.

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