The three-time defending Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, Taylor Wray wrapped up his fifth season as head coach for the Saint Joseph’s men's lacrosse team in 2016. Wray was named the head men's lacrosse coach at Saint Joseph's University on August 1, 2011, becoming the fourth coach in the program's history.
The winningest coach in Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse program history, Wray owns a five-year record of 45-34 and has produced three consecutive 11-win seasons over the last three years en route to a 34-14 (70.8%) record since 2014. Currently 17-1 in three NEC regular seasons, Wray has coached three NEC Offensive Player of the Year selections, the 2016 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, and 28 All-Conference selections in addition to a two-time NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and 21 NEC Honor Roll honorees.
In 2016, Wray led Saint Joseph’s to a 12-win season, matching the highest single-season win total in program history. Under Wray’s direction, the Hawks ranked second in the nation in both scoring margin (4.44 goals per game) and shot percentage (36.1%) and ranked in the top 15 in scoring defense, winning percentage, face-off winning percentage, clearing percentage, points per game, man-down defense, assists per game, and scoring offense; the Crimson and Gray also set a new record for lowest single-season goals-against average in program history (7.83).Read more »
Dan Keating wrapped up his fifth overall season and fourth as associate head coach of the Hawks in 2016, where he serves as the recruiting coordinator and offensive coordinator.
In five years at Saint Joseph's, Keating has helped guide the Hawks to a 45-34 record, including three-straight seasons with 11-plus wins, as well as 28 All-Northeast Conference selections.
Keating has developed three consecutive NEC Offensive Player of the Year selections in Mike Rastivo (2016, 2015) and Ryan McGee (2014), as well as the 2016 NEC Player of the Year in Rastivo and the 2015 NEC Rookie of the Year, Chris Blewitt. Additionally, under Keating’s direction, the Hawks saw history made as Rastivo earned USILA/Nike All-American Honorable Mention accolades, marking the first All-American recognition in program history.Read more »
Former Muhlenberg ('11) standout goalkeeper Mike Horowitz returns for his second season on the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2016 season. After serving as a volunteer assistant coach in 2015, Horowitz has been promoted to assistant coach for the 2016 campaign.
"I am excited to promote Mike Horowitz to our full-time assistant coach position," said head coach Taylor Wray. "Mike did a terrific job for us last year in the full-time volunteer role, and I am excited to expand his role this season. He has big shoes to fill with the departure of Coach Steve Grossi but I know he is up to the challenge. Coach Horowitz has established great demeanor with the players, he does an exceptional job with our goalies, and he has really developed his ability to coach the face-off position. You add that to his experience in coaching defense, and he has become a very well-rounded coach. We are fortunate to be able to keep him with us here at SJU."
Horowitz assists in all facets of the program, with a specific focus on mentoring SJU's goalkeepers and face-off unit and coordinating the scout team defense. Under Horowitz’s direction, Saint Joseph’s produced three All-Conference defenders and saw three different goalkeepers earn Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2015.Read more »
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