A little over a year ago, Quinnipiac announced that former head coach, Danie Caro, would not be coaching the 2016 season. The split appeared amicable as both Quinnipiac’s Director of Athletics & Recreation Greg Amodio & BOSS Caro spoke highly of each other and the program in the press release. Quinnpiac named assistant coach Brittany Fortunato as interim head coach for the 2016 season.
Today the Bobcats announced that Tanya Kotowicz would be taking over as head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. BOSS Kotowicz is a native of Hicksville, N.Y., and was a BALLER at UConn. She was a four-time BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete and two-time team captain in 2004 and 2005 at UConn.
Coach Kotowicz also has an extensive coaching resume. Most recently she was the head coach at Central Connecticut State University for the 2015 and 2016 seasons and before that she was an assistant coach at Yale & Hofstra. Kotowicz was also head coach at Marist in 2008 and an assistant at Saint Mary's College of California from 2006 to 2008.
Director of Athletics & Recreation Greg Amodio spoke glowing about BOSS Kotowicz in the press release.
"Tanya has a variety of coaching experience and a proven track record of improving results in the programs that she has been a part of. She has a passion for student-athlete success on and off the field, a tactical mind and a vision for the potential of our program and we are excited to welcome her to the Bobcat family."
BOSS Kotowicz was excited about the opportunity and eager to get started.
"I am grateful for the opportunity that Greg Amodio and the search committee has afforded me to be the leader of Quinnipiac's women's lacrosse program. The commitment Quinnipiac has towards the women's lacrosse program and athletics makes me excited to be a part of the Bobcat Nation. I am excited to get to work with my staff to establish a culture of excellence for student-athletes on and off the field."