Jackie Dando joined the Villanova staff in the fall of 2011.
Dando spent two seasons assisting head coach Julie Young at Haverford College. In 2010, she helped lead the team to a 13-5 record, the highest single-season wins total in the program's history, as well as the school's first two conference appearances in 2010 and 2011.
As an undergrad, Dando attended Messiah College, where she was a four year starter and two year captain, as a midfielder. She led her team to two MAC Conference Championships and NCAA trips, and was a two Time Academic All American. She finished her career 8th in goals with 115, and 7th in assists with 44.
Dando is a product of B. Reed Henderson (PA) High School, where she was a three year varsity field hockey and lacrosse starter, and the recipient of the 2005 Henderson Senior Female Athlete Award. She currently resides in West Chester, PA.