|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|College:||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute '89|
|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Donald Dione returns to the Quinnipiac women’s soccer staff for his third season in 2012; this year as the director of soccer operations. Dione comes to Quinnipiac with 17 years of coaching experience and 19 years of managerial experience in medical research.
In 2010, Dione completed his Master’s Degree Mentorship with the women’s team under the guidance of head coach Dave Clarke . Dione’s duties included generation of advanced scouting reports, game analysis, and assistance with operations.
Prior to working with the Bobcats, Dione was the head coach for the East Haven High School’s girls’ varsity soccer team from 2001 to 2009. While at East Haven, Dione was the winningest coach in the program’s history as he guided the team to three state tournament appearances. He played a critical role in the team’s fundraising efforts as well. Additionally, Dione has worked as a head coach with the South Central Premier soccer club since 2003.
In addition to years of coaching experience, Dione holds an USSF National “C” License from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Diploma from the NSCAA.
Dione currently works at Yale University School of Medicine, where he is the manager of Yale Translational Research Imaging Center. He also is the Founder and President of Ultrasound Detection Systems, LLC.
Dione graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1989 and received his Master’s in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in 2011. In addition to his responsibilities with the women’s soccer team, he has initiated a research project with Drs. Juan Garbalosa and Thomas Martin to study ACL injury prevention in collegiate athletes utilizing Quinnipiac’s Motion Analysis Laboratory.
He currently lives in Deep River, CT with his wife Donna and their twins, Donnie and Dakota.