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Dave Pietramala

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2004


Johns Hopkins University

Dave Pietramala is regarded as one of the top defensemen of all-time and went on to become a highly-successful head coach.

A native of Hicksville, New York, he was a 1985 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Pietramala then became a three-time first team All-American at Johns Hopkins, twice winning the Schmeisser Award as the nation’s outstanding defenseman, and also receiving the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the USILA's top player in 1989.

Pietramala was an All-World selection at the 1990 and 1994 ILF World Championships and was named the outstanding performer at the 1990 championship.

Pietramala became the head coach at Cornell in 1998 and was named the national coach of the year in 2000. He returned to Johns Hopkins as head coach in 2001 and won national championships in 2005 and 2007. Under Pietramala, Johns Hopkins missed the NCAA tournament just once. At Hopkins, he compiled a record of 207-93 with 18 NCAA tournament appearances, seven trips to the final four, four appearances in the championship game and those two titles. Pietramala was the national coach of the year in 2002.

He has been previously inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletics Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.