Dina Cifelli is in her second season at UT after being hired as an assistant in the fall of 2018. Dina assists in running the Spartan's offense along with acting as the primary draw coach.
In her first season as an assistant coach at the University of Tampa, Dina Cifelli helped lead the Spartans to several firsts. The squad won a program-best 14 games as it finished 14-4 on the 2019 season. The squad also received a top 5 national ranking for the first time ever, climbing as high as No. 3 (5/3/19). With a 5-1 Sunshine State Conference record, she helped lead the Spartans to capture their first-ever SSC tournament championship, taking down No. 3 Rollins and No. 5 Florida Southern along the way. Additionally, for the first time in program history, two of her Spartans, Claire Swanson '20 and Carly Vaccaro '20 received IWLCA All-America honors, while Swanson was also named conference player of the year. The Spartans 2019 campaign came to an end when they were defeated in the NCAA tournament, the program's first appearance, by the No. 10 Queens Royals. The Spartans finished the season ranked No. 7 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
Cifelli, joined the Spartans after a brief coaching stint as an assistant at Holy Family University. Prior to her coaching career, Cifelli played women's lacrosse at West Chester University where she accumulated numerous accolades for the Rams. Aa senior she served as team captain and earned All-PSAC first team honors. In addition, she earned regional recognition for the first time after being named to IWLCA All-South Region third team. Cifelli finished her playing career as West Chester's all-time assist leader as well as the PSAC. She finished her career third all-time in Division II history with 222 assists.
Before coaching at the collegiate level, Cifelli coached club at Garden State Elite for six years. At Garden State Elite, she specialized in draws and offense. Additionally, she was one of the club's main contacts for college coaches in order to help girls get recruited.
Originally from Robbinsville, New Jersey, in addition to assisting the Spartans this season, Cifelli is pursuing a masters of science in exercise and nutrition science.