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GU Head Coach Dave Urick Enshrined in Lax Hall of Fame

GU Head Coach Dave Urick Enshrined in Lax Hall of Fame

By Matt Serventi Hoya Staff Writer

Georgetown Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach Dave Urick was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on July 23, 1998. He and nine other individuals were honored for their outstanding contributions to the sport of lacrosse at U.S. Lacrosse’s 13th Annual Induction Celebration, held at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

“I was very pleased for a lot of people that it happened,” Urick said of his induction. “It’s a reflection of the people that you’ve been fortunate enough to be around. I’ve been fortunate to be around really good people. I’ve had the luxury of some tremendous assistant coaches, and I’ve been blessed with some really good players.”

Urick was also pleased that his mentor and confidant, Jerry Schmidt, was able to present him with the award. Urick served for nine years as an assistant under Schmidt at Hobart College.

“I learned 99 percent of what I know about the game, and particularly what I know about dealing with people, from him,” Urick said. “I still call him to get some assurance from him that what we’re doing is on the right track.”

Urick, a 1970 graduate of Cortland State, is entering his 10th season as head coach at Georgetown. In 1997, he led the Hoyas to their first NCAA Tournament bid and, in 1998, their first NCAA Tournament win. Georgetown has never had a losing season under Urick, compiling an 80-39 record during his tenure. The Hoyas finished 1998 ranked eighth in the nation and start the 1999 season in the same position.

Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Urick led Hobart to 10 consecutive Division III Championships, and he coached the U.S. World Team to the gold medal at the 1986 World Games in Toronto. In 1980 and 1981, he received the USILA’s Francis “Babe” Kraus Award as Coach of the Year. Urick’s .745 winning percentage during his 19-year coaching career ranks second only to Princeton’s Bill Tierney among active coaches.

Urick was inducted into Cortland State’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Hall of Fame of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation in 1991. He is former chairman of the USILA Rules Advisory Committee and former chairman of the NCAA’s en’s Lacrosse Committee.

The other nine individuals inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame along with Urick were: John F. Driscoll, Mark J. Greenberg, Connie Burgess Lanzl, Barbara H. Longstreth, Charles D. urphy, Candace Finn Rocha, Robert J. Rule, Susanne M. Schooley and Alice Putnam Willetts.

Georgetown Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach Dave Urick was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on July 23, 1998. He and nine other individuals were honored for their outstanding contributions to the sport of lacrosse at U.S. Lacrosse’s 13th Annual Induction Celebration, held at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

“I was very pleased for a lot of people that it happened,” Urick said of his induction. “It’s a reflection of the people that you’ve been fortunate enough to be around. I’ve been fortunate to be around really good people. I’ve had the luxury of some tremendous assistant coaches, and I’ve been blessed with some really good players.”

Urick was also pleased that his mentor and confidant, Jerry Schmidt, was able to present him with the award. Urick served for nine years as an assistant under Schmidt at Hobart College.

“I learned 99 percent of what I know about the game, and particularly what I know about dealing with people, from him,” Urick said. “I still call him to get some assurance from him that what we’re doing is on the right track.”

Urick, a 1970 graduate of Cortland State, is entering his 10th season as head coach at Georgetown. In 1997, he led the Hoyas to their first NCAA Tournament bid and, in 1998, their first NCAA Tournament win. Georgetown has never had a losing season under Urick, compiling an 80-39 record during his tenure. The Hoyas finished 1998 ranked eighth in the nation and start the 1999 season in the same position.

Prior to coaching at Georgetown, Urick led Hobart to 10 consecutive Division III Championships, and he coached the U.S. World Team to the gold medal at the 1986 World Games in Toronto. In 1980 and 1981, he received the USILA’s Francis “Babe” Kraus Award as Coach of the Year. Urick’s .745 winning percentage during his 19-year coaching career ranks second only to Princeton’s Bill Tierney among active coaches.

Urick was inducted into Cortland State’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Hall of Fame of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation in 1991. He is former chairman of the USILA Rules Advisory Committee and former chairman of the NCAA’s en’s Lacrosse Committee.

The other nine individuals inducted to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame along with Urick were: John F. Driscoll, Mark J. Greenberg, Connie Burgess Lanzl, Barbara H. Longstreth, Charles D. urphy, Candace Finn Rocha, Robert J. Rule, Susanne M. Schooley and Alice Putnam Willetts.

 

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