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Date: June 23, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Former W&L Coach Among 10 Inductees

Jack Emmer

BALTIMORE, Md. -- US Lacrosse has announced that former Washington and Lee men's lacrosse coach Jack Emmer will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will be held on Sat., Nov. 12 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Md. Joining Emmer in the 2005 class will be Mildred Barnes, Norm Engleke, Gary Gait, Paul Gait, Susie Ganzenmuller, Tom Haus, Dottie Hayden, Mandy O'Leary and Gillian Rattray.

Emmer will be the fifth former Generals to enter the sport's hall, joining Ted Bauer '74, Skeet Chadwick '74, Skip Lichtfuss '74 and Tom Keigler '77, all of whom were coached by Emmer.

He coached the Generals from 1973-83 and compiled a 108-47 (.697) record. He guided W&L to seven NCAA Division I Tournament berths and a trio of NCAA Semifinal appearances. Seven of his teams were ranked in the Division I Top 10, including the 1974 team which finished the regular season undefeated and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals before falling to Johns Hopkins, 11-10. That team finished 15-1 overall and gave Emmer his third-straight National Coach of the Year award. Emmer’s 1975 team again reached the NCAA Semifinals and in the process, avenged its loss to Hopkins with an 11-7 win, which ended the Blue Jays’ 27-game home winning streak.

Following his 11-year tenure at W&L, Emmer went on to coach at the United States Military Academy and became the winningest NCAA Division I Head Coach with 326 career victories.

In 2002, Emmer led the US National Team to a gold medal and world championship title at the International Lacrosse Federation World Championships in Perth, Australia.

Emmer was inducted into the Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2004.




Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Phone: 540-458-8676