2023 U.S. Men's Staff|
Charley Toomey is the newest member of the U.S. men's team coaching staff. Toomey will coach in his first world championship for the U.S. in 2023.
The 2021 season will be the 16th as head coach at Loyola for Toomey. The Greyhounds ascended to the top of college lacrosse in 2012, winning Loyola's first-ever NCAA Division I Championship.
Toomey has directed the Greyhounds to an even 100 wins, an average of 12.5 per season since 2012 (excluding the shortened 2020 campaign), and he enters the 2021 with a 150-71 career record in his first 15 years at Loyola. Early in the 2016 season, Toomey became the second coach in program history to reach and cross the 100-win plateau. He stands second on the program’s all-time wins chart behind his college coach, Dave Cottle (181-70, 1983-2001).
With Toomey at the helm, Loyola reached the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in his 14 years as a head coach in 2019 and the seventh time in eight years. He was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year as the Greyhounds won their fourth conference regular-season title. The Greyhounds then reached the NCAA Quarterfinal round for the third time in four seasons.
Toomey served as defensive coordinator for the Greyhounds prior to his appointment as head coach. His contributions to the unit and to the program, along with his coaching style and work ethic, earned him recognition in Lacrosse Magazine, which featured him as one of the nation's top assistants in 2005.
Beginning his coaching career at his alma mater following his graduation, Toomey helped lead the 1991 and 1992 Greyhounds to the NCAA Tournament. He then moved on to the Naval Academy Prep School, where he worked as a head coach in 1993.
Moving on to Navy, he was an assistant coach for the Midshipmen, working specifically with the goalies and defensive midfielders, helping guide the squad to the 1994 NCAA Tournament. Toomey served as the head coach at Severn School from 1996-98, leading the team to three successful seasons before returning to his alma mater in 1999.
As a student-athlete at Loyola from 1987-90, Toomey was a two-time All-America selection at goalie, garnering honorable mention honors in 1989 and third-team accolades in 1990. He owns two of Loyola's top six single-game save performances in the cage, and ranks amongst the Greyhounds' all-time save leaders.
His 22 saves against Rutgers in the 1990 NCAA Tournament also tie him for the top postseason mark in school history. He finished his career with an astonishing 25-5 overall record, and was the last Loyola goalkeeper to start an NCAA Championship Game, starting the 1990 NCAA Final against Syracuse.
In the early 1990s, Toomey played professionally for the Baltimore Thunder and the Boston Blazers. He was the national coach of the year in 2012 and inducted into the US Lacrosse Chesapeake Chapter Hall of Fame in 2019.