Today Georgetown lacrosse head coach Dave Urick announced his retirement from the university via a letter to the college’s alumni. Urick went 223-99 in his career with the Hoyas. Below is the press release he sent as per Inside Lacrosse:
Dear member of the Georgetown Lacrosse family:
Twenty-three years ago, I arrived at Georgetown, excited about the opportunity to serve at such an outstanding institution of higher learning. Â I have decided that now, after 42 years of coaching college lacrosse, I am ready to shift gears.
Happily, I plan to continue working — as a special assistant to Director of Athletics, Lee Reed. Â I look forward to remaining involved in the future of Georgetown Athletics, especially as we take on the challenge of constructing a new intercollegiate athletic center and a new lacrosse locker room. Â I am confident that the lacrosse program will remain a strong and vital part of Georgetown Athletics. Â I look forward to becoming another fan in the grandstand.
As I look back on the intervening years, I am most proud of the accomplishments of our players. Â Much has been achieved on the field, but most meaningfully, it is their development as young men that has mattered the most to me.
Looking ahead, there will be an immediate open search for a new head coach. Â The administration will be looking for the best coaching talent who is also the best fit for Georgetown University. Â I anticipate working with the new coaching staff to ensure that there is a smooth transition.
You will be hearing more in the coming weeks. Â Thank you for past and continued support and involvement.