When the 2017 boys’ high school lacrosse season begins, so will several head lacrosse coaches hunt for new win milestones.
I have compiled the coaches that are close to a new century mark, as well as coaches that are close to getting halfway to a new century total. These are the coaches that are known, if I am missing anyone please contact me. I have 276 head lacrosse coaches in the LaxRecords.com database as of this writing.
397, Mike Vorgang, Niskayuna (N.Y.) – Achieved
Vorgang has been the head coach of the Warriors since 1994 and now he is three wins away from 400 for his career. The Warriors play Ballston Spa (N.Y.), Darien (Conn.) and Columbia (N.Y.) in its first three games of the year. Niskayuna starts strong every season. Since 2010, using just the Warriors first three games, Vorgang has lost just two of 21. Both those losses were to Darien (2016, 2010).
391, Terry Crowley, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) – Achieved
Crowley is coming off a 19-0 season and a FHSAA championship. The Raiders head coach can add another milestone to his résumé with nine wins this season. That is all he needs to reach 400 for his career. St. Thomas Aquinas has yet to win fewer than 13 games under Crowley’s leadership.
299, Tom West, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) – Achieved
West needs one win to reach 300 for his career. The FHSAA runner-up from last season has won at least 17 games in every season since 2010. The Sharks are coming off the most wins in program history after going 23-1 last season.
288, Troy Kemp, McCallie School (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Currently at 288 career wins, Kemp needs 12 to hit 300 for his career. Kemp is already the all-time winningest coach in state history and could become the first in the state to reach 300. The Blue Tornado went 10-7 last season, but won at least 18 games in each of the three previous seasons.
294, Pete Mitchell, Comsewogue (N.Y.)
Six wins are all Mitchell needs to reach 300 for his career. The head coach of the Warriors led his team to a 13-4 season last year.
293, Dave Blue, Hudson (Ohio) – Achieved
Blue has been the head coach at Hudson since 1996. He is seven wins away from becoming only the second-known Ohio coach to reach at least 300 for his career.
199, Tim Gardner, Xaverian Brothers (Mass.) – Achieved
Just one win is all it takes to get Gardner to 200 for his career. It could happen as soon as the first game of the year as the Hawks take on Walpole on April 4. Xaverian defeated Walpole 11-5 last season.
196, John McEvoy, Malvern Prep (Pa.) – Achieved
The Friars are coming off an 18-5 season and McEvoy is on the verge of win No. 200. The schedule is not easy, with the first four games coming against Calvert Hall (Baltimore), Garnet Valley (Pa.), St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia) and Loyola-Blakefield (Towson, Md.). But expect McEvoy to have his team ready and get those four wins.
194, Brad DuPont, Tower Hill (Del.) – Achieved
DuPont can win No. 200 with six wins this season. The Hillers are coming off a 14-4 season and DuPont has led his team to at least 10 wins in every season since 2008.
192, Kevin Murray, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)
Murray needs eight wins to reach 200. He has been the head coach of the Hawks since 2002 and is coming off a 9-5 season.
190, Scott Cater, Bloomington Jefferson (Minn.)
Cater needs 10 wins to reach 200 for his career. It’s a career that started at Bloomington Jefferson in 1997. The Jaguars have won at least 10 games in nine of those seasons.
The Road to 100
Current win total listed
99, Mike Thornton, Holy Innocents (Ga.) – Achieved
99, Jono Zissi, Torrey Pines (Calif.) – Achieved
98, Bob Page, Pope John Paul II (Tenn.) – Achieved
97, Scott Mandy, Marist (Ga.) – Achieved
97, Bo Perriello, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) – Achieved
94, Jeremy Adams, Hempfield (Pa.) – Achieved
93, Scott Morrison, DeMatha (Md.) – Achieved
92, Jimmy Creighton, Howard (Md.) – Achieved
92, Pat Kennedy, Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) – Achieved
92, Tom Lemieux, Springfield-Delco (Pa.) – Achieved
91, Sandy Kapatos, Ravenscroft School (N.C.) – Achieved
91, Jon Lantzy, Durham Academy (N.C.) – Achieved
89, Bryan Wallace, Centennial (Ga.) – Achieved
88, Steve DeFeo, Westminster (Md.) – Achieved
87, Jeff Bellistri, Bullis (Md.) – Achieved
87, Brian Trapani, East Greenwich (R.I.)
549, Jeff Brameier, Darien (Conn.) – Achieved
246, John Hayden, Apex (N.C.) – Achieved
246, Wayne Matsinger, Penncrest (Pa.) – Acheived
245, Jamie Archer, Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) – Achieved
245, Dean Corkum, Essex Junction (Vt.)
244, Don Roda, L’Anse Creuse (Mich.) – Acheived
243, Jon Fox, Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) – Achieved
239, Bryan Perry, Cherry Creek (Colo.) – Achieved
234, Jeff Fritz, Winston Churchill (Md.) – Achieved
149, Dave Wilson, Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.) – Achieved
147, John Begier, Radnor (Pa.) – Achieved
146, Steve Treman, Hoggard (N.C.) – Achieved
145, Ryan Ward, Eden Prairie (Minn.) – Achieved
145, Jim Delang, Columbus Catholic (Fla.) – Achieved
144, Chris Surran, Dallas Jesuit (Texas) – Achieved
144, Brian King, John Carroll (Md.) – Achieved
143, Alex Chrzanowski, Roswell (Ga.) – Achieved
142, Greg Normand, Oxford (Mich.) – Achieved
140, Tom Herrala, New Trier (Ill.) – Achieved
139, Chris Hettler, Derryfield (N.H.) – Achieved