Gene McCabe

Gene McCabe is in his 15th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee.

He recently completed a two-year term as the President of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (USILA).

McCabe claims the most wins in program history, posting a 163-82 (.665) overall record across his first 14 seasons. He also boasts five NCAA Tournament bids and three ODAC Tournament titles. He has guided W&L to double-digit wins in 10 of his 14 seasons, including eight of the last nine years, which have included four appearances in the ODAC Championship game.

W&L tied the school record for wins (16-5) during the 2019 campaign, winning the ODAC title and advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. McCabe was named ODAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, after W&L claimed its third straight ODAC regular season championship. The Generals chattered the school record for goals in a season, tallying 329 goals in 21 games (15.7 gpg). Additionally, A.J. Witherell '21 broke the school's career scoring record and was named First Team All-American for the second straight year.

The 2018 season also featured a high-scoring offense that averaged 13.95 goals per game and set a then school record for goals in a season (279). The Generals finished 15-5 overall, won the ODAC regular season title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Dickinson in overtime by a score of 10-9. For their efforts, McCabe and his staff were recognized as the IMLCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

The 2017 squad also claimed the ODAC regular season crown and finished with a 10-7 overall record. The Generals averaged 15.6 goals per outing.

McCabe's 2016 team started slow with a 2-2 record after four games, but went on to win 13 of its next 14 games to claim the ODAC title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Generals knocked off Sewanee in the opening round, before falling to York in the second round. W&L finished the season with a 16-4 record, tying the program record for wins in a season.

The Generals also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 under McCabe's leadership, also tying the school record for wins with a 16-5 overall mark. W&L knocked off top-ranked Salisbury during the regular season and advanced to the ODAC title contest before dropping a 10-9 decision to Roanoke in the finale.