Regy Thorpe

Florida lacrosse head coach Amanda O’Leary announced June 16, 2021 the hiring of Regy Thorpe as assistant coach for the Gators.

Thorpe spent the previous year at the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped the team prep for its inaugural season in 2022.

Thorpe Coaching History

Prior to his time in Pittsburgh, Thorpe spent a season as the New York Riptide head coach and general manager in the National Lacrosse League. Before joining the Riptide, he spent a decade with the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team as the associate head coach, where he led the squad to numerous team and individual accolades.

While with the Orange, Thorpe coached and mentored 21 IWLCA All-Americans, six IWLCA Players of the Year and six Tewaaraton Trophy Finalists. He saw Syracuse make nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including six Final Fours and two championship finals. He left the Orange with a 158-62 record (.718).

During his time with Syracuse and the Riptide, Thorpe also served as the head coach of the U.S. Lacrosse Indoor Box Lacrosse World Team. He also acts as the Chief Lacrosse Officer for 3DLacrosse.

Thorpe spent a year as the head coach of the Long Island Sound of the United Women’s Lacrosse League and led them to an undefeated season and championship in 2017.

Thorpe Playing History
In addition to his extensive coaching path, Thorpe also enjoyed a successful playing career. He got his start at Herkimer County Community College where he was a JUCO Defensive Player of the Year and All-American in 1991. He then finished his collegiate career at Syracuse where he helped the Orange to a runner-up finish in 1992 and an NCAA title in 1993. Thorpe garnered All-America honors during his career with the Orange.

He was a member of the U.S. National Indoor Lacrosse Team and played professionally for the Rochester Rattlers (2001-06) and Rochester Knighthawks. The Rattlers reached the Major League Lacrosse Final Four in 2001, 2004 and 2005, while the Knighthawks (1995-2010) made 13 consecutive playoff appearances and were crowned World Champions in 1997 and 2007.

Thorpe is an inductee of numerous Hall of Fames, including: National Lacrosse League, Jordan Elbridge Hall of Fame, U.S. Lacrosse Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame, NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and Rochester Knighthawks National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.