Rich Speckmann Steps Down at Nassau After 40 Years

After completing his 40th year at the helm of the Nassau Community College lacrosse program, Rich Speckmann has stepped down as the head coach. He will continue to coach in the program for the immediate future.

In 40 years as the head coachof the Lions ,his teams have been in 39 out of 40 junior college Final Fours and won a record number of 20 National Championships. Coach Speckmann has compiled a won -lost record of (477-158-1) during his tenure.

Winning championships is only half of Coach Speckmann's legacy. Of his players 6 have been selected to the U.S. World Team, dozens have been named College and University All-Americans. Coach Speckmann's family tree of coaches include Rich Meade Head Coach U.S. Naval Academy, Greg Cannnela Head Coach University of Massachusetts, and Dave Klarman former Head Coach University of North Carolina. Current Division 1 Assistant Coaches include Sean Smith Hofstra University and J.P. Brazel Sacred Heart University.

Coach Speckmann's teams have been known for being unselfish , fundamentally sound, and always prepared. He is a member of the Oceanside High School, Suny Cortland, and the Long Island Metropolitan Foundation Halls of Fame.

Long time assistant (since 1984) coach George Powers has been named Nassau Community College's new Head Coach.

2010-06-23



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