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Paul Caddy
Associate Head Coach
Eighth Season

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Paul Caddy is in his eighth season on the UConn staff and is entering his second as the associate head coach. His primary focuses are defense and player and team development, including technical and tactical advancements.

"Paul has been a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” UConn head coach Nancy Stevens said. “He spends countless hours with our players to help them develop their individual technique. Paul's tactical creativity adds a great deal to our team-style of play. His coaching expertise has resulted in our defensive unit ranking among the nation’s best on a consistent basis."

Caddy is also a United States Field Hockey Association high performance coach and has assisted the United States U-16 National Team and was a member of the New England High Performance coaching staff that captured the 2008 National Championship this past summer. He is considered one of the top rated assoociate/assistant coaches in the nation. He is also a member of the New England regional training squad coaching staff. In 2004, Caddy acted as a selector for the United States Women's Indoor Hockey National Team.

Caddy has also been instrumental in restructuring the format of spring field hockey in the New England region. He founded the Eastern Mercian Spring Cup in 2002 and now organizes the annual eight-team spring league to crown the best spring college team in New England.

Caddy has competed in the North American Premier Indoor Hockey League where he helped guide his squad to back-to-back championships in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, Caddy served as a member of the Junior National Camp coaching staff.
Always doing what he can to spread the sport, Caddy conducts U.S. Level 1 coaching courses across New England.

Prior to Connecticut, Caddy was an assistant field hockey coach at Ohio State and was an assistant field hockey coach and team manager for the United States Under-18 Women's Team. Prior to his experience at Ohio State, Caddy was an assistant coach at Quinnipiac University for the 1999 season when Quinnipiac captured the Northeast Conference Championship.

Caddy is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wales, Swansea, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in American studies. In 2004, Caddy earned his Masters in science from Quinnipiac University.

Caddy was a four-year field hockey sportsman, during which time Swansea was crowned champions of Wales in 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. In Caddy's senior season, Swansea earned silver medallist honors at the European Club Championships in Hungary, Caddy received All-Wales First Team honors, as he had previously earned during his junior campaign. Caddy served as the head coach of the women's field hockey team at the University of Wales, Swansea, and the assistant coach of the Swansea City Juniors in 1998-1999 as well.

During his time at the University of Wales, Caddy also spent a year in the United States as a volunteer assistant for the University of Massachusetts in 1999, when the Minutewomen advanced to the NCAA Tournament.



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