Gary Gait

Orange All-American and lacrosse Hall of Famer Gary Gait has developed the Syracuse program into a perennial challenger for the national championship.

Since taking over the helm of the program, Gait has led SU to an overall record of 150-48, two appearances in the national championship game, seven entries in the national semifinals and one trip the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. In addition, the Orange has claimed six conference regular-season titles and three conference tournament crowns.

Gait is a 10-time NCAA champion, having won three titles as a player for the Orange (1988-90) and seven as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Maryland (1995-01).

As a player, Gait enjoyed success at every level. While at Syracuse he helped the Orange to three straight NCAA titles, earned first-team All-America honors three times and received the Player of the Year award twice. Gait’s dominance continued at the professional level as he earned league MVP honors in both the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. On the international scene, Gait has been recognized as one of the sport’s best players, earning International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) All-World Team honors.