Dan Paccione was named assistant men's lacrosse coach in August of 2005. Paccione arrives at Stony Brook after serving as an assistant coach at Yale University for the past two years.
A graduate of Farmingdale (N.Y.) High School, Paccione spent two seasons at Yale where he was responsible for film exchange and breakdown, controlling the substitution box during games, and working with face-offs and wing play. Paccione also served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yale for the past two years, helping to construct and organize programs for the school's 32 teams.
A four-year student-athlete at player at the University of Massachusetts, Paccione led the Minutemen to two ECAC Championships in 2001 and 2002, and to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2002. In 2002, Paccione was tabbed Offensive MVP and first team All-ECAC, when he tallied 47 points (34 g, 13 a), and won 86 of 156 face-offs (.548).
Paccione then went on to play in Major League Lacrosse, as he was the 11th overall selection by the Long Island Lizards. A member of the 2003, and 2004 MLL Champions, he currently suits up for the Lizards, who fell to Baltimore in the MLL Championship last weekend.