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» Dick Garber

Dick_Garber.jpgA member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Garber coached at UMass from 1955-90. A native of Harrisonburg, Va., Garber compiled a 300-142-3 overall record in 36 seasons at UMass and is the winningest coach in college lacrosse history. Garber led UMass to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and 13 New England Championships. He coached 80 All-America selections, 105 All-New England selections, and 40 North-South Game participants. A three-time national Coach of the Year (1969, 1976, 1989) and 14-time New England Coach of the Year, Garber served as head coach of the North All-Stars at the North-South game twice (1965 and 1983). During Garber's tenure, UMass was ranked in the top 15 nationally in 17 of his last 18 seasons. In 1969, Garber led UMass to its only undefeated lacrosse season, posting a perfect 10-0 mark in the year. In 1992, "Upper Boyden Field" was renamed Richard F. Garber Field in his honor. Garber was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.