Jennifer Prozzo will enter her 18th season with the Blue Devil coaching staff in 2022. She first got to know the program in 2003 while volunteering as an assistant coach for the second half of the season. Central went on to win the NEC title that year and then did so again in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020-21 after Prozzo was hired as a full-time assistant coach before the 2004 season. She primarily works with the defense and is highly involved in the recruiting process.
Prozzo came to Central after a successful career as a professional player in the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA). 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, setting the career-record for assists at UConn. A Huntington, NY native, Prozzo also finished her career 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 single-season record for assists as a sophomore (23) and as a junior (22). Her sophomore year total was also the top 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.