Recruiting Coordinator & 2023 Blue Assistant Coach
Coach Dane Smith has extensive experience on both sides of the college recruiting process, and a terrific track record of success as a lacrosse coach.
Coach Dane is entering his 7th season as the Head Coach for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. In his first 6 seasons Coach Smith has a 65% winning percentage and most recently his team secured back to back conference titles. Many of Coach Smith’s players have graduated and continued their careers at the NCAA level. In total 15 players have been recruited athletes in the past 6 seasons (Ex. Maryland, UMBC, Amherst, Marist, Albany, Christopher Newport).
Prior to his time at St. Andrew’s Dane spent two seasons as a Division 1 assistant coach at Robert Morris University. In his first season at Robert Morris (2013), the team reached the NEC championship for the first time in school history. The defense at RMU finished 1st in the country in caused turnovers in 2013, 3rd in the country in caused turnovers in 2014, and the man down unit finished among the top 15 in the country for both seasons under the direction of Smith.
Prior to his time at RMU, Dane spent time as a Division 3 assistant coach at Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio.
Coach Smith is a 2011 graduate of Robert Morris University. Coach Dane was a two-year captain for the Colonials, helping RMU to a then program record 10 wins in 2010 before leading the squad to its first-ever postseason berth in 2011. As a defensive midfielder, Smith competed in 53 career contests for Robert Morris and tallied 44 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers. He also displayed a level of dependability as he played in 46 consecutive games to close his Colonial career.