The 2015 high school boys’ lacrosse season had 12 coaches reached a new century mark to reach a new level in all-time wins. Which coaches make our 2016 Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Milestones list?
Last season boys lacrosse had its first-ever 800 career win head coach and two coaches reached 600 career victories.
This season should see a new coach reach 700 wins and a number reach the 500 win mark.
Also see our 2016 Returning Statistical Lacrosse Leaders to see the players who return this season.
2016 Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Milestones
Farmingdale (N.Y.) head coach Bob Hartranft should become just the third coach in boys’ lacrosse history to reach 700 career wins. Hartranft has 694 career wins.
A pair of coaches could reach 500 career wins this season with Brian O’Reilly at Pinkerton (N.H.) at 488 wins and Tom Duquette at Norfolk Academy (Va.) at 487.
If Delbarton (N.J.) wins 21 games this season, Chuck Ruebling would also hit 500 career victories. Delbarton won 20 games last season and 21 in 2014.
Fairfield Prep (Conn.) coach Chris Smalkais is 13 wins shy of the 400 career win mark.
If Niskayuna (N.Y.) continues its streak of winning at least 19 games, a feat it’s accomplished in each of the last four years, Mike Vorgang will also hit 400 career wins. He is currently at 381.
St. Christopher’s (Va.) John Burke needs just 10 wins to reach 300 while Staples (Conn.) leader Paul McNulty needs 12 to reach 300.
There is a host of head coaches that should reach 200 wins this season.
Chris Cameron should get his 200th career victory early in the Bishop Guertin (N.H.) season. He needs two wins to get to the double-century mark.
Fallston (Md.) head coach Matt Parks needs six victories.
A pair of Kentucky powers should get milestone wins. Scott Howe at St. Xavier (Ky.) needs seven wins and Pete Schroeder at Trinity (Ky.) needs eight.
Culver Academy (Ind.) head coach Jon Posner needs 13 wins, as does Xaverian Brothers (Mass.) coach Tim Gardner. Fifteen wins is all Cathedral (Ind.) head coach Andy Gruber needs to reach 200.
There are seven coaches that should get to the century mark this season.
Dorman (S.C.) head coach Ron Cadorete needs just two victories.
Brendan Gorman takes over at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) after winning 96 games at Cary Grove (Ill.).
Scott Conklin needs five wins at Episcopal (Va.).
Mount Lebanon (Pa.) coach Mike Ermer has 93 career wins.
Brad Fish has won 91 games since he took over at Grayslake North (Ill.) in 2008.
Bob Page needs nine wins at Pope John Paul II (Tenn.) to reach 100.
Marvin Ridge (N.C.) head coach John Dodd has won 90 games since 2009.
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