Dana Carney, formerly an assistant for the women's basketball team at NYIT, joined the strength and conditioning department as a strength and conditioning specialist in 2017. She works closely alongside head strength coach Bill Dunn to prepare the teams at NYIT for competition.
Carney joined the women's basketball program in the fall of 2015. Her responsibilities included assisting in practice and game strategy, preparation of scouting reports, assisting in fundraising efforts for the team and department and mentoring student-athletes off the court in regard to their academic success at NYIT.
In her first season with the Bears (2015-16), the team captured the East Coast Conference regular season title after posting an 18-2 mark in league play. After being bounced from the conference tournament, the Blue and Gold made a historic run, winning their first two NCAA tournament games with a 88-74 win over Philadelphia in the quarterfinals and a 73-69 victory against American International in the second round. NYIT made the program's first NCAA East Region Championship appearance, but fell by a narrow 74-79 to Bentley University.
Prior to coming on staff at NYIT, Carney was an assistant coach with the St. Joseph's College Golden Eagles since 2012 and still serves as an administrative assistant for the Sports Medicine Department. She is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid and is also a strength and conditioning specialist.
Carney graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with her master's in Excercise Science and Sport Science with a concentration in sports psychology. Prior to pursuing her M.S. she earned a Bachelor's of Arts in psychology with a minor in business from St. Joseph's College. During her undergraduate career she was a four year starter and senior captain of the women's soccer team and a four-year starter and three-year captain of the women's basketball team. The Patchogue, N.Y. native was named to the All-Skyline Conference Women's Soccer First Team in 2007 and 2008.