April 17, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey has been named the US Lacrosse Coach of the Week after guiding his Greyhounds past No. 2 Georgetown last Saturday. Toomey, in his first season as head coach, defeated the Hoyas 14-10 and improved his team's conference record to 4-1 this season.
"It was a great win for our program and it's a wonderful honor to be named Coach of the Week by US Lacrosse," says Toomey. "But the credit goes to the players and my assistant coaches - Matt Dwan, Bobby Benson and Steve Vaikness - who did a great job in preparing our team for Georgetown."
Toomey, a two-time All-America goalie at Loyola, finished his playing career as starting goalie in the 1990 NCAA Championship Game. He began coaching as a Graduate Assistant at Loyola the following year, and after a brief stint as head coach at the Severn School, returned to the college ranks.
Loyola's win over Georgetown was its first win over a Top-10 team since March 20, 2004 when it defeated No. 10 Notre Dame, 13-7. The Greyhounds are now 5-4 overall and play at Fairfield this Saturday.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse. Below are the Coach of the Week recipients for the 2006 season.
2006 Recipients US Lacrosse Coach of the Week
WeekFeb. 27 Jamie Munro, DenverMarch 6 Ed Stephenson, BinghamtonMarch 13Brian Voelker, PennMarch 20John Danowski, HofstraMarch 27Jeff Tambroni, CornellApril 3 Dom Starsia, VirginiaApril 10Richie Meade, NavyApril 17Charley Toomey, Loyola