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2024 Preview: Boys Lacrosse Coach Potential Milestones

by Mike Loveday

Every season has its special moments, but few are as special when a coach reaches a new century mark in his career. 

Laxnumbers has 521 coaches in its database with at least 100 career wins and that number is guaranteed to grow during the 2024 boys lacrosse season. 

The coaches below are within distance of reaching a new century mark during the season. Some seem like a safe bet to reach it, while others may need to match previous seasons high-water marks to get there this year. 

500 Wins

497: Mike Vorgang, Niskayuna (N.Y.) 

Vorgang needs three wins to reach 500. He would become the 16 coach to reach that landmark. The Silver Warriors finished 18-3 last season and are 116-18 since 2016.

493: Terry Crowley, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)

The Raiders went 17-4 last season and are 121-23 since 2016. Crowley would be the 17 coach in history to reach 500 career wins.

300 Wins

297: Josh Wilkinson, Patrick Henry Roanoke (Va.)

Wilkinson enters his 29th season as Head Coach of the Patriots and is three wins away from earning the 300th win of his career. The Patriots went 16-4 last season and were 14-3 in 2022.

295: Brian Hobart, Penn Yan (N.Y.)

Hobart has won at least 10 games in which the team has played since 2004. Penn Yan is coming off a 13-8 season.

294: Pete Schroeder, Trinity Louisville (Ky.)

With the exception of the shortened 2020 season, Schroeder has won at least eight games every season he’s led Trinity. The team has won at least 10 games every year since 2010 (2020 being the exception).

294: Jack Visco, Bainbridge Island (Wash.)

With six wins Visco will join Ian O’Hearn (Mercer Island) and Brandon Fortier (Issaquah) as the only reported Washington coaches with at least 300 career wins.

293: Andy Gruber, Cathedral (Ind.)

Cathedral is coming off a 7-14 season. The last time the Irish finished with a non-winning season they won 13 games in 2008, which started 14-straight seasons with at least 12 wins. 

292: Bobby Thompson, Providence Day (N.C.)

Thompson has never posted a full season with fewer than nine wins, and has won at least 13 games in all but one season*. He can become the fourth coach in North Carolina history with at least 300 victories. He would join Brad Touma (Charlotte Country Day), Bo Turner (Charlotte Catholic) and John Hayden (Apex).

289: Alex Cade, Coronado (Calif.)

Cade can reach 300 with 11 wins, which would also mean the team’s highest win total since 2019. Coronado is coming off a 9-9 season and has improved it’s win-loss record in each of the last four seasons.

286: Ken Marsh, Ridge (N.J.)

Ridge is coming off a 16-6 season and have won at least 14 games in 11 of Marsh’s 22 seasons.

283: Gary Wight, East Lyme (Conn.)

Seventeen wins would be the most wins in a season since the team won 18 in 2009, but the Vikings are coming off a 10-9 season and went 16-1 in 2021. 

283: John Calabria, Syosset (N.Y.)

Syosset is coming off an 11-win season, but the Braves have won at least 17 games three times under Calabria. The last such season came in 2015 when the team went 18-2.

280: Jim Buczek, Lovett (Ga.)

Twenty wins might be improbable this season, but Buczek led the Lions to a 22-0 record in 2022, so it’s not impossible. Under Buczek’s leadership, Lovett has won at least 10 games in all but two seasons since 2005. 2020 was one of those where the team was 4-3 before the season was canceled. 

200 Wins

199: John Isaf, Medfield (Mass.)

The Warriors have won at least 16 games in each of Isaf’s 12 seasons*. They are coming off a 15-7 campaign after winning 19 in 2022. Isaf has won at least 20 games in four seasons.

199: Pat Collura, Summit Country Day (Ohio)

Collura has never had a winless season and the Silver Knights are coming off back-to-back seven-win seasons.

198: Brandon Husak, White Bear Lake (Minn.)

Husak can join Scott Cater (Bloomington Jefferson) and Ryan Ward (Eden Prairie) with 200 career wins in Minnesota history. The Bears went 9-6 last season.

196: Roy Kelly, Ransom Everglades (Fla.)

The Raiders won four games last year and have won at least four in every season* since Kelly has been at the helm.

195: Doug Shanahan, Western-Davie (Fla.)

Since Shanahan took over the Wildcats, they have won at least 10 games* every season. Western is coming off a 10-4 season and have gone 34-20 in the last three seasons.

195: Tom Radomski, Massapequa (N.Y.)

Radomski is 195-56 since 2009 and the team is coming off a 9-9 season. The team has never won fewer than eight games under Radomski’s leadership.

193: Scott Basile, Xavier (Conn.)

Xavier is coming off an 11-win season, needing seven to earn Basile his 200th career victory. The last time a Basile-led team won fewer than seven games was 2007 when the team went 5-11.  

193: Jamie Silwa, Topsail (N.C.)

Silwa enters his third season as the Pirates head coach and is 30-11 through his first two years. Topsail reached the fourth round of the Class 4A playoffs last season and are coming off an 18-5 season.

193: Pete Lenotti, Dominion (Va.)

Lenotti is coming off a 13-win season and has won at least 13 games in seven-straight seasons.

192: Jim Martocchio, Simsbury (Conn.)

Simsbury has won at least 11 games in all but one of Martocchio’s 14 seasons. The Trojans went 16-4 last season.

191: Bryan Wallace, Roswell (Ga.)

Wallace is coming off a championship and a 20-win season. In three seasons at Roswell, Wallace has led the Hornets to a 50-14 record. 

190: Brian White, Guilford (Conn.)

White has led the Grizzlies to double-digits in wins in 14 of his 18 seasons. The team went 10-9 last season.

190: Justin Georgakis, Glenbrook North (Ill.)

The Spartans has won at least 10 games in 11 of Georgakis’ 17 seasons. The team went 10-9 in 2022 and 11-8 in 2021.

189: Mike Ermer, Mount Lebanon (Pa.)

Ermer has never had a losing season since taking over the Blue Devils’ program in 2010. The team is coming off a 17-6 season. The fewest wins Mount Lebanon has posted under Ermer’s leadership is 11 when the team went 11-3 in 2021.

187: Matt Curran, Robinson (Va.)

Curran enters his 14th season and is 187-46. The team is coming off a 17-5 season and has not won fewer than 13 games since the 2012 season.

186: Ken Broomfield, Laney (N.C.)

Coach Broomfield could get to 200 this season. The Buccaneers posted back-to-back 13-win seasons in 2022 and 23. The last time the team won 14 games was 2003.

185: Greg Durham, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

Durham is another coach that could get close, but have to wait until 2025 for 200. Durham has yet to win 15 games in a season, but he’s reached 14 several times. 

182: Matt Guerard, Bedford (N.H.)

Bedford’s schedule has yet to be uploaded, so whether Guerard has a shot at 200 will depend on how many games the Bulldogs play. They have played 17 or less in each of the last four seasons. The team posted back-to-back 21-win seasons in 2013 and 2014, but have not reached 18 wins since. 

182: Brendan Gorman, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)

Gorman went 18-0 in 2021 and has gone 29-7 since, so an 18-win season is not without potential. A deep playoff run can get him to 200.

182: Dennis Sullivan, Oregon Episcopal (Ore.)

Eighteen wins would be the most wins by the Aardvarks since 2009 when the team went 20-0. The team is coming off a 10-11 season and improved its win total in each of the last three years. The team wen 17-2 in 2018.

181: Jeff Bellistri, Bullis (Md.)

Bellistri needs 19 wins, but it’s not far-fetched for the Bulldogs to reach that mark. Bellistri led the team to 21 wins in 2019 and 2016.


*Not counting the 2020 COVID shortened or canceled season.

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