The Connecticut Lacrosse Foundation of U.S. Lacrosse announced the induction of Ohio Machine Head Coach Ted Garber into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Garber, who is also the Varsity Lacrosse Coach and an Admissions Affiliate at the renowned Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
“It is terrific honor to be selected for the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame. I have been fortunate to have been part of the coaching lacrosse fraternity for over 33 years at the secondary, collegiate and professional levels,” said Garber. “During that time I have learned a great deal from all of the coaches and players that I have had the good fortune to be friends with and a mentor to. And, I know that many of them are responsible for where I am today as a coach and the successful experiences that I have had. And, most importantly, without my families support, none of the accolades that I have earned, including being inducted into the University of New Hampshire a few years ago would have never happened. My wife, Deb deserves a lot of the credit for my success.”
Prior to joining the MLL, Garber coached at University of New Hampshire for 13 seasons and led the team to five Northeast Championships. He also led UNH to its first and only Division-I NCAA tournament game. Garber was named New England Coach of the Year in 1986 and was also the recipient of the Vincent Lobello New England Sportsmanship Award for Coaching.
In 1991, Garber followed his father – legendary lacrosse coach Dick Garber – as head coach at the University of Massachusetts. In his four seasons with UM, Garber compiled a 37-17 record and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Garber’s winning percentage (.685) is tops in school history.
In addition to his MLL and collegiate experience, Garber has spent more than 15 years coaching at the high school level, where he has won numerous Western New England titles and Founder's League Championships. In 2008, Garber reached a milestone and was recognized by U.S. Lacrosse for his 200th career victory.
Garber played college lacrosse at UNH and graduated in 1975. He was the team’s leading scorer from 1971-1975 and captained during his senior season. He was selected for both the All-New England Team and the East-West New England All-Star Game. Coach Garber was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 2006.
Garber’s professional coaching experience dates back to the creation of MLL, where he was a head coach during the 2000 MLL Summer Showcase Tour. Garber was also head coach of the then Bridgeport Barrage for the MLL’s inaugural season in 2001. Garber’s professional career also includes stints as an assistant coach in Boston, Chicago and Rochester.
And don't forget the chance to learn from this Hall of Famer in his first Coaches' Clinic presented by OSU Sports Medicine this Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to register today!