Dave Canan
Dave Canan
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (781) 239-4619
Email: dcanan@babson.edu

A former high school coach and administrator, Dave Canan is entering his 18th year as head coach of the Babson softball team in 2016-17 with a career record of 413-286-1 (.591). During his 17-year tenure, he has resurrected a program that won just seven games in 1999, leading the Beavers to 13 seasons with at least 20 victories, including a trio of 30-plus win campaigns. In addition, he guided the program to its first-ever NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2005,  its second straight conference title and NCAA Tournament bid in 2006, and an at-large NCAA Tournament bid in 2013. Canan was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year following the 2006 season.

A graduate of Boston State College and Northeastern University, Canan taught and coached softball and basketball at Masconomet Regional High School for almost 20 years before taking over as athletics director at Newburyport High School in 1994. While at Newburyport, Canan also coached softball for one season, leading the Clippers to a Cape Ann League title and a berth in the Division II state tournament.

In addition to his softball duties, Canan also serves as an assistant coach of Babson's highly successful women's basketball team during the winter. He currently resides in North Reading, Massachusetts.

Season Overall Conference Highlights
2000 11-23 4-12 NEWMAC Tournament
2001 18-17 9-7 NEWMAC Tournament
2002 25-14 10-6 ECAC Tournament, NEWMAC Tournament
2003 18-16 7-9 NEWMAC Tournament
2004 26-18 8-8 NEWMAC Tournament
2005 38-8 12-4 NCAA Tournament - Babson Park Regional, NEWMAC Tournament Champions
2006 35-12 13-3 NCAA Tournament - Babson Park Regional, NEWMAC Tournament Champions
2007 27-16-1 10-6 NEWMAC Tournament Finalist
2008 21-20 9-7 NEWMAC Tournament
2009 20-22 8-8 NEWMAC Tournament
2010 24-15 11-5 NEWMAC Tournament
2011 23-19 9-7 NEWMAC Tournament
2012 25-18 10-6 NEWMAC Tournament Finalist
2013 34-14 12-4 NCAA Tournament - Babson Park Regional, NEWMAC Tournament Finalist
2014 17-21 9-9 NEWMAC Tournament
2015 23-18 9-9 NEWMAC Tournament
2016 28-15 11-7 NEWMAC Tournament
Totals 413-286-1 161-117 17 Seasons

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