Colorado College Lacrosse Adds Gilmore to Coaching Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Terry Gilmore, former head coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School and two-time Midwest Lacrosse Association Player of the Year during his career at Ohio State University, has joined the Colorado College men's program as an assistant coach, head coach Guy Van Arsdale announced today.

"We're very fortunate to get someone with not only the coaching experience, but the life experience of Terry Gilmore," Van Arsdale said. "Our student-athletes are going to benefit tremendously just by knowing him, let alone by being coached by him."

Gilmore joins a staff that includes former Notre Dame standout Mike Podgajny, who works with the attack, and fellow Buckeye Scott Popelar, who coaches the defense.

The first lacrosse player inducted into Ohio State's Athletic Hall of Fame, Gilmore was a four-year letter winner and team captain in 1979. He earned honorable-mention All-America honors in both 1978 and '79, when he was named MLA Player of the Year.

Gilmore finished his career as OSU's all-time leader in points and assists, and was second in goals. In 2004, he co-founded Grand-Masters Lacrosse, a travelling team that has competed in tournaments across the United States and Canada.

Gilmore took over the Cheyenne Mountain program in 2007 and led the team to its two best single-season records. He was named the Colorado Springs Gazette Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2009, the same year he was elected to the executive board of the Colorado High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Six of his players from the last two seasons went on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.

"Terry's presence, especially in the lacrosse community in Colorado Springs for the last four or five years, is something that will do nothing but help our program and our profile within the Springs," Van Arsdale said. "We're really excited to have Terry and his wife, Trish, become part of the CC lacrosse family."

2010-09-17



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