Brent Dodge enters his second year as head coach of the men’s lacrosse program at SUNYIT after guiding the team through what - in the modern era of SUNYIT's existence - was the team's inaugural season.
Dodge has served the local lacrosse community in Utica for over 17 years. He grew up playing locally at Whitesboro High School, and went on to play at a Top 5 junior college program in Corning Community College, followed by a Top 10 Division III program in Hartwick. At Hartwick his team won the ECAC Championship in 1994. Dodge would stay on as an assistant coach the following year in 1995, helping to guide the team to its first NCAA appearance.
Dodge has coached at various levels of both the New Hartford and Whitesboro Central school districts, but is perhaps best known throughout the area for his position as League Coordinator for the Tri-City Men’s Summer Lacrosse League, a position he has held since 2002. Dodge was involved with the league first as a player before moving into his role as League Coordinator, and has watched the league grow over the years into a 700-person organization.
In addition to coaching, Dodge works as a tenured school counselor for the New Hartford Central School District. He lives in Deerfield, N.Y., with his wife Jennifer and three children: son Kiernan, and twins Deaglan (son) and Teagan (daughter).