HUGE congratulations go out to Loyola’s Charley Toomey for racking up 100 career wins as the Grey Hounds head men’s lacrosse coach! Loyola got their 100th win under Toomey on Saturday, as they beat visiting Lafayette, 12-8, at the Ridley Athletic Complex.
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Toomey entered the 2016 season with 97 wins, and Loyola’s 3-0 start got him to 100 quickly.
The only other head coach to rack up over 100 wins at Loyola was Dave Cottle, who ran the program from 1983 to 2001. Cottle had 181 wins and 70 losses under his Loyola belt. Cottle recruited Charley Toomey to Loyola as a player, and the foundation was laid for Toomey to take as over as he was a dedicated leader on the field from day one.
Charley Toomey On The Sidelines
As a player, Charley Toomey played goalie for Loyola, from 1987 to 1990, and he led the team to a national championship game appearance as a senior. Loyola made the NCAAs 3 times when Toomey was on the team, and the program has made over 10 more appearances with Toomey as a Head, or Assistant, Coach. Of Toomey’s 48 years on this planet, 21 have been spent at Loyola.
While Loyola was really good when Toomey was there as a starting goalie, they are even better now! Toomey led Loyola to their first ever D1 national championship in 2012, and has produced numerous all-league and All-American players, as well as MLL and Team USA players.
Loyola’s next game is against Towson, and this midweek contest should prove to be a serious challenge for Loyola to get to 101 wins under Toomey. Loyola’s offense matched up with Towson’s defense should be a thrilling aspect of the game, and I’m expecting a tight, physical game.
Congratulations to Loyola’s Charley Toomey on 100 wins as the Head Coach for the Grey Hounds. He did great things at Loyola as a player and as an assistant, and now that the program is “his” he’s pushed them to even greater heights. Keep an eye on Loyola for the rest of 2016… there is something special going on down on Charles Street in Baltimore!