Dom Starsia Named IMLCA Coach of the Year

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BALTIMORE, MDVirginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia was named the FieldTurf and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) 2008 Coach of the Year this past weekend at the annual IMLCA convention in Baltimore.

Widely regarded as one of the best teachers, motivators and tacticians in the game, Starsia enters his 17th season as the helm of the Cavalier program this season. Last year he guided a young squad to a 14-4 record and a berth in the national semifinals, where it lost to eventual national champion Syracuse 12-11 in double overtime.

One of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport, Starsia was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame last month. He has compiled a 285-108 record in 26 seasons as a collegiate coach at Brown and Virginia and stands sixth in college history in wins.

He coached at Brown, his alma mater from 1982 to 1992, compiling a record of 101-46, leading the Bears to two Ivy League titles and five NCAA tournament berths. He was named the USILA Morris Touchstone Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1991.

In 1993, he took over at Virginia and has since led the Cavaliers to three national championships (1999, 2003 and 2006). At Virginia he has a record of 184-62 and has led the Cavaliers to 10 NCAA semifinal appearances.