Dan Santerre begins his third season at Worcester State as the team's hitting instructor.
In each of the last two years, the Lancers have captured consecutive MASCAC Regular Season titles and in 2011, the Blue and Gold won their first-ever conference tournament title and made their first NCAA appearance since 1987.
Coach Santerre brings a wealth of softball knowledge to the Lancer softball program; he previously spent nine seasons coaching at Division II Assumption and two seasons at Nichols. Coach Santerre was named the 1995-96 Northeast 10 Softball Coach of the Year before retiring in 2000 to spend more time with his family.
Coach Santerre has directed various camps and clinics thoughout the Worcester are and he has spent the last seven years as the Head Coach of the Central Mass Xplosion.
Coach Santerre graduated from Nichols College with a BA in Management in 1979. He currently resides in Thompson, CT with his wife Nancy and children Alyson and Andrew.