Dave Urick, longtime head coach of the Georgetown men's lacrosse team
Dave Urick, one of the most recognized names in college lacrosse, announced his retirement from coaching after 23 seasons leading the Georgetown men's lacrosse team.
Longtime Georgetown men's lacrosse coach Dave Urick announced Friday that he is stepping down from the position he has held for the past 23 seasons. He will remain on the athletic staff at Georgetown as a special assistant to athletic director Lee Reed.
Urick's career leading the Hoyas' lacrosse team included a record of 223 wins and 99 losses in his 23 seasons at the helm. Under Urick, the Hoyas advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 11 consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2007. In 1999, Georgetown won a school-record 13 games and made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament semifinals, the Hoyas best finish ever in men's lacrosse.
Urick's teams at Georgetown won at least 10 games 12 times and produced a winning record in 21 of his 23 seasons. The Hoyas have been ranked in the top 10 of the final United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll 12 of the last 16 years.
Before assuming the coaching position at Georgetown, Urick was the head coach at Hobart College for 10 years. While at Hobart his teams won 10 consecutive NCAA Division III championships. He is one of only four coaches to have won a0 consecutive national titles.
Reed called Urick an icon in the sport and said "his legacy on the Hilltop will last for years to come. Dave brought our program from the ground up and made it one of the best in the country, both on the field and off," he said.
In 1986, Urick served as head coach of Team USA, which won the gold medal in the World Games held in Toronto.