Syracuse lacrosse made a splash two weeks ago by announcing the retirement of John Desko and the hiring of Gary Gait to replace him. This move has set off a chain of events that shook the lacrosse world.
SYRACUSE LACROSSE RENEWAL
First order of business for a newly announced men’s head coach Gary Gait, to complete his staff. He chose not to retain assistant coach Lelan Rogers and instead hired one of lacrosse’s greatest players/coaches in Dave Pietramala. Assistant coach Pat March has been retained on staff by Gait.
Together Gait and Pietramala make up what is widely being discussed as a super staff. Each coach is considered to be the best player at their respective positions in lacrosse history.
While Coach Gait has never led a college men’s program he is sure to benefit from the many years of experience that Coach Pietramala brings to the table. This combination of experience, knowledge, and notoriety is sure to bring a new look and feel to a storied Syracuse program.
Last Week In lAcrosse
Clemson announced plans to add a women’s lacrosse program for the 22-23 season. The ACC is renowned for its women’s lacrosse programs, and an ACC program has advanced to the national title match in each of the past nine tournaments and currently claims the reigning national champions.
Las Vegas has teased out their new NLL franchise which this morning announced an ownership group consisting of NBA legend Steve Nash, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, PGA legend Dustin Johnson, and lacrosse super owner Joe Tsai. A full launch event will be held at 4pm EST today.
Former Albany star Tehoka Nanticoke whose future was unknown made his intentions more clear by entering the NCAA transfer portal.
Syracuse lacrosse commit and number one recruit in the country Joey Spallina hits the game winning goal in the Long Island Championships in front of newly hired Syracuse lacrosse coach Gary Gait.
Paul Rabil appeared on the late show with Seth Myers further pushing lacrosse into the future and into the homes of new fans.
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