Rob Randall

Rob Randall completed his 20th season as head coach in 2020, but the season came to a premature and disappointing end due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At the time, the Golden Flyers had a 5-2 overall record and were in the midst of a four-game winning streak.

The Golden Flyers added an Empire 8 Conference championship to their men's lacrosse legacy in 2017 to further solidify the strong credentials of Randall, who has successfully carried on the program's proud tradition.

With the competitive landscape of college lacrosse endlessly evolving, Randall has made the necessary adjustments to keep the Golden Flyers among the elite in Division III. Randall and the Golden Flyers claimed a pair of exciting overtime road wins to claim the Empire 8 Conference title in 2017 -- their ninth conference title and 22nd NCAA Tournament berth.

Randall helped Nazareth piece together an 11-9 overall record in 2017, marking the 12th time in the past 15 seasons that the Golden Flyers have reached double digits in victories.

Randall's determined focus and attention to detail have been key ingredients in enabling the Golden Flyers to maintain their status among the best teams in Division III since he took on the Nazareth coaching challenge in 2001.

Included in Nazareth's 10 NCAA Tournament berths for Randall is a trip to the national championship game in Baltimore in 2004. The Golden Flyers also made deep post-season runs in 2005 and 2007 before falling in the semifinals and quarterfinals respectively.

In 2006 and 2008, Nazareth finished 12-4 and 10-6 respectively and won two post-season games each time in winning the ECAC Championship.

Randall's 20-year Nazareth record of 224-117 (.657) makes him the program's winningest coach and includes a school-record 16 victories in 2004 and 2007. He has been named Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year seven times -- in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2007, he also was selected to coach the North squad in the annual North-South Senior all-star game in Baltimore.

The Golden Flyers won their first 15 games for Randall in 2001, before falling to Middlebury in the national semifinals. Then after a somewhat disappointing season -- by Nazareth lacrosse standards -- in 2002 when the Golden Flyers finished 9-5 and missed the NCAA playoffs for the first time in 12 years, Randall steered the program back in the right direction in 2003 as the Golden Flyers finished 12-4 overall and captured the Empire 8 Conference championship with a thrilling 12-11 double overtime victory over Ithaca.