Inducted as a truly great coach, Starsia is one of the most successful coaches in the sport’s history and one of just three men’s coaches to have won at least 100 games at two schools. He coached at Brown from 1982 to 1992, compiling a record of 101-46, leading his alma mater to two Ivy League titles and five NCAA tournament berths while being named the USILA Morris Touchstone Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1991. He received the Touchstone Award for a third time in 2011.
In 1993, he took over at Virginia and at the time of his induction in 2008, he had led the Cavaliers to three national championships (1999, 2003 and 2006). Starsia stepped down at Virginia following the 2016 season, his 24th with the Cavaliers, with a record of 274-103. His teams won ACC championships in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2010 and NCAA championships in 1999, 2003, 2006, and 2011. In total, he led UVA to 13 NCAA semifinal appearances. Starsia’s 375 total career wins as the head coach at Brown and Virginia are the most in Division I history.
An outstanding defenseman, Starsia earned All-America honors twice at Brown, was a four-time All-Club player and a member of the 1978 U.S. national team. He has been inducted into the Brown University Athletic, US Lacrosse New England and Charlottesville Chapter halls of fame.