Who Is Caitlin Clark's Boyfriend? All About Connor McCaffrey

The former D1 athlete also played basketball at the University of Iowa.
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Sarah Hanlon
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Apr 25, 2024

Thanks to her historic college basketball career, Caitlin Clark has amassed a fan base of supporters all over the world—but none may be more dedicated than her boyfriend, Connor McCaffrey. Clark became a household name during her time as an Iowa Hawkeye, where she broke countless records and solidified herself as one of the greatest collegiate athletes ever. Excitement for her blossoming career hit a fever pitch in April 2024, when the 22-year-old was the first overall pick of the 2024 WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever. With so much attention surrounding her accomplishments on the court, fans also want to know more about her personal life.

So, who is Caitlin Clark's boyfriend? She's dating Connor McCaffrey, a fellow Iowa basketball player. They made their romance Instagram official in August 2023, and McCaffrey has been a vocal supporter of his girlfriend throughout the end of her college career. He also works for the NBA's Indiana Pacers, which means these two will continue to live in the same state as Clark begins her run in the WNBA.

Here, we break down everything to know about Caitlin Clark and her boyfriend, Connor McCaffrey, including their relationship timeline.

  • Caitlin Clark is dating Connor McCaffrey, an NBA team assistant for the Indiana Pacers. They've been together since April 2023.
  • Both Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffrey attended the Univerity of Iowa and played basketball for the Hawkeyes.
  • Caitlin Clark and her boyfriend made their romance public on Instagram in August 2023.

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Who is Caitlin Clark's Boyfriend, Connor McCaffery?

Caitlin Clark's boyfriend is Connor McCaffrey. The 25-year-old currently works as a team assistant for the NBA's Indiana Pacers. Like his girlfriend, McCaffrey also attended the University of Iowa and was a dual athlete: not only did he play on the men's basketball team, he was a member of the Hawkeyes baseball team as well.

McCaffrey excelled both on and off the court. He earned two bachelor's degrees in finance and political science, and received his basketball team's Academic Excellence Award for five seasons. According to his athlete profile on Hawkeye Sports, his career assist-to-turnover ratio is the second-best in NCAA history. He was a five-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and represented his school on the Big Ten Anti-Hate And Anti-Racism Coalition.

He may have been predisposed to excellence in athletics. McCaffrey's dad is Fran McCaffery, the head basketball coach at the University of Iowa for 14 years. Prior to his time at Iowa, Fran served as the head coach of Lehigh University, UNC Greensboro and Siena College.

How Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffery Met

It's unclear how Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffrey met. Although they've never personally shared how their romance came to be, it's likely that they first crossed paths during their time as athletes at the University of Iowa. They began dating on April 24, 2023, and took their romance public in August of that year.

Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffery's Relationship Timeline

How long have Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffrey been together? Look back on the couple's relationship timeline, from August 2023 to today.

April 24, 2023: Caitlin Clark and Connor McCaffrey Begin Dating

In a celebratory one-year anniversary post, Caitlin Clark revealed that she began dating Connor McCaffrey on April 24, 2023. The basketball star shared a black-and-white photo in honor of the relationship milestone on Instagram in 2024, writing, "one year of the best mems w my fav person 🖤 you make everyday better and I can't wait for many more adventures together… love you 🤞🏻😇."

August 21, 2023: Caitlin Clark Shares Her First Post With Boyfriend Connor McCaffrey

Although we don't know exactly when they started dating, Caitlin Clark and her boyfriend Connor McCaffrey shared their first social media post together in August 2023. The athlete Instagrammed a photo dump featuring snaps of them on a boat together, writing, "Best end to summer🖤."

January 22, 2024: Connor McCaffrey Celebrates Caitlin Clark's Birthday

As a major Swiftie (with #22 on her college jersey), Caitlin Clark's 22nd birthday on January 22 was a big deal—and her boyfriend shared a sweet Instagram tribute in honor of the milestone. "Happy Birthday 22 🤞🏼🤍 Wish I was there to celebrate with you - you deserve the best day ❤️," McCaffrey captioned a collection of snaps together. "Golden Bday / T Swift year will be the best yet. With all that you've already accomplished, there is so much more in store for you and your special self. I admire you in every way and I love you 🖤"

March 2024: Connor McCaffrey Supports Caitlin Clark's Final Collegiate Games

Caitlin Clark's record-breaking time as a Hawkeye came to an end in the spring of 2024. Her team advanced to the NCAA women's basketball championship, where they ultimately fell short against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Amid the start of the tournament, Clark posted a tribute to her home court writing, "Goodbye to my forever favorite arena. The countless memories I have in this place will be cherished forever. see you in Albany hawk fans 🖤."

She received an outpouring of support from fans, friends and teammates, including her boyfriend: "So proud of u always 💛🫶🏼," he commented.

April 2024: Caitlin Clark Celebrates WNBA Draft With Her Boyfriend & Teammates

It was widely believed that Caitlin Clark would be picked first overall in the 2024 WNBA draft—a prediction that (unsurprisingly) came to fruition. The athlete was selected to join the Indiana Fever, much to the delight of her ever-growing fan base. Clark was surrounded by her closest friends and family in New York City for the draft, as seen on her Instagram Stories. In one post, she shared a snap of black-and-white photos with her boyfriend, writing, "my fav person in the world 🖤@connor_m30."

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