Tim Cimini

Tim Cimini enters his fifth season as a member of Hartford’s men’s lacrosse coaching staff in 2020.

Joining the Hawks as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 campaign, the West Hartford, Conn., native has served as an assistant coach for each of the past two seasons.

Cimini was a member of a coaching staff that piloted Hartford to the program’s second America East Championship in 2016. That season, the Hawks took down top-seeded UAlbany — the fourth-ranked team in the nation at the time — in overtime in the semifinals before defeating second-seeded Vermont in the league’s title game.

Prior to his arrival at Hartford, Cimini was a member of the men’s lacrosse coaching staff at Trinity College for two seasons in 2014 and 2015. During his stint as an assistant coach, he was the team’s defensive coordinator. Cimini’s responsibilities extended to all aspects of the program, both on and off the field.

Before joining the coaching staff at Trinity, Cimini worked as the head coach of the Connecticut Cardinals Lacrosse Club’s Maroon Team and was an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Saint Leo’s University, an NCAA Division II program located in Saint Leo, Fla.

Cimini also brings a decorated playing career with him to Hartford. A graduate of Springfield College, he was a team captain who earned All-New England ECAC First Team laurels in 2011 and 2012 while also receiving All-NEILA Team accolades in the latter year.

Cimini graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with degrees in English and education. He went on to receive his Master’s degree in history from Trinity.

In addition, Cimini traveled abroad for six months following his graduation, traveling to England where he coached, promoted and played lacrosse. Specifically, he worked with the Rochdale Lacrosse Club in Manchester, England.