|Position:||Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator|
Nico Capron is in his first season on Judd Lattimore's staff in 2017, as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator.
Capron came to Holy Cross from St. Joseph's, where he spent the 2016 season as a volunteer assistant coach and director of operations as the Hawks won the Northeast Conference regular season championship. Capron was a big factor in the defensive success of the team as the Hawks were ranked fifth nationally in scoring defense (7.88), eighth in face-off winning percentage (60.8%) and 12th in man-down defense (69.4%). St. Joseph’s also had the 2016 Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in T.J. Jones in addition to three All-Conference defenders.
Previously, Capron spent nine months at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as the volunteer assistant coach and director of operations. Under Capron’s direction, Queens’ 2015 face-off unit posted a 61.7 win percentage.
Capron also received coaching experience with StickWithUs Lacrosse, based out of Charlotte, N.C. Capron worked with all age groups with a primary responsibility on defensive schemes and individual defensive work.
Capron had an outstanding career at Canisius. He led the team to the 2012 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and an appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. After graduation, he played on the lacrosse team for Durham University in Durham, England, where he was named the Team MVP in 2013. While in England, he also served as an assistant coach at Newcastle University. Capron most recently played professionally for the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse from 2014-2015.
Capron received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in psychology from Canisius in 2012 and a master’s degree in management from Durham University (England) in 2013.