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Jack Emmer

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2005


United States Military Academy

Jack Emmer retired in 2005, and was, at the time, the NCAA's all-time winningest coach with 326 career victories. He is one of only two coaches to have guided three teams (Cortland, Washington & Lee, Army) to the NCAA semifinals, and he coached the 2002 U.S. Men's Team to the gold medal in International Lacrosse Federation World Championship. Three times the USILA named him a divisional coach of the year and in 2003 that organization honored him with the Howdy Meyers Man of the Year Award. 

Emmer was a second team All-American defenseman at Rutgers, where he also enjoyed a stellar football career. His lacrosse peers voted him team MVP in 1967, which he concluded with an appearance in the USILA's North-South All-Star Game. Three US Lacrosse chapters - Charlottesville (Va.), Hudson Valley (N.Y.) and Long Island Metro (N.Y.) - have previously inducted him into their respective halls of fame.