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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Apr 13, 2023

This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Anna Caruso, the In-Game Strategy & Data Research Student Assistant at the University of St. Thomas. Coach Caruso discusses her experience growing up as a coach’s kid, her current role with the Tommies, and the relationships built with other women in the profession.

Anna Caruso is currently a freshman at the University of St. Thomas working for her father, Glenn Caruso, the head football coach. Anna has grown up watching her father coach and now has the opportunity of assisting him as the in-game strategy and data research assistant. Anna is also currently on the University of St. Thomas’ softball team and will return to her football duties once the season is complete.

1:02 Experience at St. Thomas

2:34 Experience as the daughter of a coach

5:05 Applying the “coach’s kid” mentality to your own sports

6:44 Why get involved with the football program?

8:30 Current role with the program

11:10 Role of analytics in the future of football

13:40 Future plans in coaching?

15:06 What were some challenges you faced in your first year?

17:00 Relationships built with other women in the profession

19:30 Conclusion