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Jack Kaley

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2010


New York Tech

Kaley was inducted as a truly great coach. Beginning his coaching career in 1964, Kaley was the head coach for Lynbrook (N.Y.) High School. From 1968 to 1985, he was the East Meadow High School head coach, boasting a 227-90 record while winning four Nassau County Championships as well as three Long Island Championships. He has a cumulative high school career coaching record of 245-124 and in 1985, was named Nassau County’s Coach of the Year. 

Kaley coached the NY Lacrosse Club (1971), the Long Island Lacrosse Club (1972-1975) and the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club (1990-1991). He served as the assistant coach at St. John’s University from 1986 to 1992. 

In 1993, Kaley was hired as the head coach to start a team for New York Tech. In 17 seasons (1993-2009), he amassed a cumulative record of 185-33. His 84.9 winning percentage is the highest of all Division I and II coaches. He won four NCAA Division II National Championships (1997, 2003, 2005, 2008). He is an ECC Champion and a four-time NYCAC Champion. 

Kaley was named the NYCAC Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the FieldTurf Division II Coach of the Year (2006, 2008), the ECC Coach of the Year (2007), the Nassau College Coach of the Year (2006), and the USILA Division II Coach of the Year (1996, 1997, 2003, 2008). He was also the USILA's Howdy Meyers Man of the Year in 2009.

Internationally, Kaley served as head coach for Team Germany in four world championship events (2002-2014), and he was the U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coach in 1974. Kaley was inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1987. He passed away in August, 2021 at the age of 83.