Jennifer Prozzo enters her ninth season with the Blue Devil
coaching staff. She got to know the program in 2003 while
volunteering as an assistant coach for the second half of the
season. Prozzo came to Central after a successful career as a
professional player in the Women's United Soccer Association
Prozzo played with the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge starting in the 2001 inaugural season. As a central defender for the Charge, she started and played all 90 minutes of every game but one in her three-year career. She was named captain of the team at the end of her first season and remained co-captain for the following two years. In 2002, Prozzo was one of three finalists for Defensive Player of the Year. She was also chosen as a First Team All-WUSA player and was a starter for the North All-Star team. She recorded three goals and five assists during her three years on the Charge and led her team to the semifinals of the WUSA Founders Cup two years in a row.
After the WUSA suspended operations in the fall of 2003, Prozzo joined the Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers of the W-1 League. She was named captain of the team and was selected to the All-Conference first team. She also played for the Long Island Lady Riders of the W-1 League from 1997-2000. With the Riders, she was the team captain and was selected to the W-1 League All-Star team.
Prozzo attended the University of Connecticut from 1995-1999, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology/exercise science. She finished her collegiate career with 16 goals and 64 assists for 96 points in 97 games. She is the all-time career record holder for assists at UConn. A Huntington, NY native, Prozzo is also ranked sixth in games played and 11th all-time in career points. She was a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Award and Soccer Buzz's Player of the Year (1998). The midfielder/defender graduated in 1999 with the school record for assists as a sophomore (23) and as a junior (22). Her sophomore year total is also the best single-season total in school history. Prozzo received the team MVP award in 1997 and earned First Team All-Big East, All-Northeast, and All-New England honors three times during her tenure with the Huskies.
Prozzo graduated from Huntington High School in 1995. While at Huntington, she was named All-America and All-East Region while also sharing the honors for New York State Co-Player of the Year with her twin sister, Margaret, who coaches at the University of Connecticut. She holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) coaching diploma and has coached all ages in the youth and premier programs in New York, Philadelphia and Connecticut. She is also a staff member with the FSA/SoccerPlus Premier Club in Farmington, CT.