A little pre-emptive research, shall we, concerning the fewest career victories owned by a lacrosse coach who won the NCAA tournament?
The cause for the pre-emption, of course, is John Tillman. The Maryland coach is 33-23 in his four-year career, including 13-4 in his first season with the Terrapins. Maryland meets Virginia in Monday’s title game.
Interestingly, Tillman would only have the seventh-fewest victories for a title-winning coach should the Terps win. It would, however, be the second-fewest victories for a coach in the last 20 seasons; John Desko had 27 victories when he won the first of his five national titles in 2000.
14: Don Zimmerman, 1984 Hopkins
16: Dave Klarmann, 1991 North Carolina
24: Willie Scroggs, 1981 North Carolina
27: Don Zimmerman, 1985 Hopkins
27: John Desko, 2000 Syracuse
32: Richie Moran, 1971 Cornell
38: Willie Scroggs, 1982 North Carolina
42: Henry Ciccarone, 1978 Hopkins
43: Glenn Thiel, 1972 Virginia
47: Don Zimmerman, 1987 Hopkins
—- Patrick Stevens