Justin Turri

On June 17, 2022, Justin Turri was named the fourth head coach of the St. John's Lacrosse program.

A two-time All-American and National Champion at Duke as a player, Turri accepts his first role at the helm after assistant coaching positions at Michigan, Harvard, Army and Providence.

Turri comes to Queens after spending four seasons as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Michigan, where he helped the Wolverines turn in one of the country’s top offensive outputs this past season. Michigan finished third in the Big Ten and 11th nationally in scoring offense, netting 14.1 goals per contest. The Wolverines also ranked among the top 10 in Division I for assists per game (8.6- 8th), man-up offense (.500- 5th) and opponent clear percentage (.801- 9th).

This latest season in Ann Arbor, Turri mentored attackman Josh Zawada, a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and USILA Honorable Mention All-American who set the program records for points (77), goals (43) and assists (34) this past spring. Zawada ranked third in the conference and eighth nationally with 5.13 points per game, helping the Wolverines climb as high as no. 13 in both the Inside Lacrosse and USILA Coaches polls on March 7 following a 7-0 start. The seven-game winning streak was capped off with a decisive 18-8 win over then-no. 17 Delaware, who went on to reach the NCAA Quarterfinals.

In 2021, the Wolverines played exclusively against Big Ten opponents, facing a ranked team in seven of their 10 regular season contests, including four outings against top-eight foes. Despite the fierce competition, Michigan still managed to finish eighth nationally in man-up percentage, converting on 44.4 percent of its extra-man opportunities.

During the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Michigan went 4-3 and ranked inside the top 25 nationally in both scoring offense (13.29- 23rd) and man-up offense (.517- 15th). The Wolverines proved exceptional at valuing possession, leading the Big Ten and ranking fourth nationally with only 13.7 turnovers per game.

His first season with the Wolverines in 2019 included a trip to Queens, where Michigan picked up a 16-11 win over St. John’s at DaSilva Memorial Field.

A proven recruiter, Turri helped compile four consecutive top-15 recruiting classes, including the nation’s third-best class in 2020.

Army went 10-7 and cracked the national rankings for the second straight year in 2016, again advancing to the Patriot League Championship game.