David J. Urick
David J. Urick|
Inducted as a truly great coach, Urick began his lacrosse career at Cortland State, where he was a defenseman from 1966-70, and captain of the football team twice.
Urick became an assistant coach to Hall of Famer Jerry Schmidt at Hobart College in 1971. He succeeded Schmidt as head lacrosse coach in 1980, and from 1980-89 he led the Statesman to 10 straight NCAA Division III championships. He won the Kraus Award as the Division III Coach of the Year in 1980 and 1981. He was the head coach for the U.S. team in 1986. He entered the Cortland State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986, and the Hobart College Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 1990, Urick became the head coach at Georgetown University and coached there for 23 seasons, retiring following the 2012 season. Under his leadership, the Hoyas amassed a 223-99 record, did not have a losing season, and made 11 straight NCAA tournament appearances from 1997 to 2007. In 1999, the Hoyas made their only appearance in the NCAA semifinals. The Hoyas were ranked No. 1 in the country during the 2003 and 2007 seasons.
Urick was inducted to the Upstate New York Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991. He was the chairman of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Committee from 1990-93.