Brancaccio returns for his seventh season and his fifth as the head coach of the Bulldogs after serving as an assistant coach under Mike Schambach for two years before being named the head in 2015.
In four seasons at the helm, Brancaccio has led DSU to an 23-35 record including an impressive 2016 campaign in which the Bulldogs posted a 6-1 record in the MAC Freedom to earn the #2 seed in the MAC Freedom Tournament. He was named the MAC Freedom Coach of the Year that season. Brancaccio’s Bulldogs have earned MAC Freedom Tournament berths in two of his first four seasons and is four wins away from tying the mark for most wins in DeSales men’s lacrosse history.
Prior to DeSales, Brancaccio served as the head coach of Dominican College in 2011 leading the Chargers to a 2-13 overall record.
Brancaccio graduated from DeSales in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sport & exercise science. He is one of the most decorated players in DeSales men’s lacrosse history as the all-time leader in assists with 107 and also ranking sixth all-time in goals scored (80), second all-time in points (187), second all-time in games played (63), and 11th in ground balls (152).
Brancaccio led the Bulldogs to their first and only conference playoff appearance his senior year, knocking off Messiah College in the final game of the regular season to earn a playoff spot, losing to Elizabethtown College in the opening round in 2009.
He was named to All-MAC Second-Team as both a junior and a senior.