Ron Caputo

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Ron Caputo is in his 10th season as a member of the Duke lacrosse coaching staff.

One of the great lacrosse minds nationally, Caputo works with the midfield and faceoff specialists.

In his nine seasons with the Blue Devils, Duke has posted a 134-43 record, captured three ACC titles, advanced to the NCAA Semifinals seven times and ultimately won the 2010, 2013 and 2014 national championships. Duke has ranked among the top 11 in scoring offense in each of the past nine campaigns and was among the top six in eight of those, including the No. 4 spot in 2015 and 2016.

The 2015 and 2016 seasons featured the dynamic duo of Myles Jones and Deemer Class at midfield. One season after a record-breaking performance from the 2014 midfield line, the tandem picked up right where they left off in 2014.

In 2015, Jones broke the career and single-season records for points by a Duke midfielder and earned the national Midfielder of the Year award from the USILA. Class ranked fourth on the team in points en route to earning second team All-America recognition.

Jones and Class followed that up in 2016 by climbing both the Duke and NCAA records book. Jones became the first midfielder in NCAA history to record 100 career goals and 100 career assists, finishing with 231 career points. Class became the first midfielder in Duke history and ninth in NCAA history to record 50 goals in a season. He joined Jones as the only two midfielders at Duke to record 100 career goals and 200 career points. On the awards circuit, Jones captured his second midfielder of the year honor and Class earned his second first-team All-America accolade.

In 2014, Caputo mentored arguably the most talented midfield group in Duke’s history. The trio of Class, Jones and Christian Walsh combined for 97 goals and 79 assists for a midfield record 176 points. Class’ and Jones’ 65 and 63 respective points both were a program-best. Class went on to earn first team All-America honors. Overall, Duke ranked second nationally in scoring offense with 14.85 goals per game.