On this weeks Going Offsides podcast Nick sat down with legendary junior college coach Chuck Wilbur of Onondaga Community College.
After 17 years as the OCC lacrosse coach, Chuck Wilbur moved to the role of retention coordinator at OCC. During his time as head coach he built the Lazers into a nationally recognized and respected lacrosse program. Under his guidance the program set multiple records and had multiple impressive acheivements:
-a 266-15 record
-winning 17 consecutive Mid-State Athletic Conference Championships
-14 consecutive NJCAA Region III Championships, and 11 NJCAA National Championships
-longest winning streak in college lacrosse history at 107 games
-NJCAA Lacrosse Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 ,2017,2018
While his resume on the field is second to none, what’s just as impressive was coach’s ability to move players onto the next level.
https://www.sunyocc.edu/news/chuck-wilbur-moving-new-roleWilbur’s efforts both on and off the field have led to extraordinary success for his players: 25 have become professional lacrosse players; 61 have transferred to Division I colleges; 96 have transferred to Division II colleges; 101 have transferred to Division III colleges; and those that have transferred have won a combined 34 NCAA National Championships.
It may be easy to remember Chuck as one of the greatest coaches of all time and completely forget that he had a terrific career before even stepping foot on the OCC campus.
He attended Herkimer County Community College in 1996/97 where he was a two time All-American. He then transferred to 4 year Hobart College where he was the team MVP and leading scorer his senior year.
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