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Don Zimmerman

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2017


Johns Hopkins/UMBC

Inducted as a truly great coach, Don Zimmerman’s collegiate coaching career spanned across five decades, 1978-2016, and included four stops as an assistant coach and two as a head coach. He won three NCAA national championships (1984, 1985, 1987) in seven seasons as the head coach at Johns Hopkins, amassing a 73-15 record. Zimmerman then recorded 164 wins as the head coach at UMBC from 1994-2016. He also served as an assistant coach for the gold medal winning Team USA in 1986.

Zimmerman received the America East Conference’s Coach of the Year Award three times, the Hero’s Coach of the Year Award in 1984, and the IMLCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He served six years as the NCAA’s Secretary-Rules Editor for men’s lacrosse, and was co-author for the book “Men’s Lacrosse.”

Zimmerman has taught the game of lacrosse on four continents, most notably, as an instrumental volunteer in starting lacrosse in Japan. Zimmerman has been previously inducted into three other halls of fame.