Dana Carney completed her second season with the NYIT women's basketball program in 2016-17, and has made trips to the NCAA Tournament both years.
Her responsibilities include assisting in practice and game strategy, preparation of scouting reports, assisting in fundraising efforts for the team and departmen, and mentoring student-athletes off the court in regard to their academic success.
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, then a 73-69 victory against American International in the second round. NYIT made the program's first NCAA East Region championship appearance, but fell 79-74 to Bentley.
The Bears then returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2017 under first-year head coach Kenny Parham.
Prior to joining NYIT, Carney served as an assistant coach with St. Joseph's College since 2012. She continues to serve as an administrative assistant for the sports medicine department. She is certified in CPR, AED and first aid, and also is a strength and conditioning specialist.
Carney graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with a master's in excercise science and sport science and a concentration in sports psychology. Prior to pursuing her M.S., she earned a bachelor of arts degree 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.