JACK EMMER TO BE INDUCTED TO NATIONAL LACROSSE HALL
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. Emmers 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
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.
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