Second IMLCA Hall of Fame Celebration
Date: December 9, 2016
Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Ticket cost: $155
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INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S LACROSSE COACHES ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES SECOND HALL OF FAME CLASS
IMLCA Hall of Fame Induction To Take Place Friday, December 9 in Baltimore
Forestdale, MA (August 2, 2016) — The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) today announced its second Hall of Fame class.
The inductees are: Bud Beardmore (Hobart, Virginia, Maryland), Henry Ciccarone Sr. (Johns Hopkins), Paul Doherty (Adelphi), Howdy Myers (Johns Hopkins, Hofstra), Renzie Lamb (Williams), Jerry Schmidt (Hobart, Navy, Princeton), Willie Scroggs (North Carolina), Tony Seaman (C.W. Post, Penn, Johns Hopkins, Towson)
“The IMLCA Hall of Fame quickly has become a wonderful reflection of the history of our great game,” said J.B. Clarke, IMLCA president and head coach at Limestone College. “It is our collective honor as today’s coaches to introduce the second class of inductees who enjoyed tremendous success at schools in all three NCAA Divisions as well as during the USILA championship years prior to the establishment of the NCAA championships.”
The inductees were selected by the IMLCA Hall of Fame Committee comprised of Tom Gill, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (chair), Fred Acee (retired), Jack Emmer (retired), Mike Murphy (Colgate), Don Zimmerman (retired), Dan Sheehan (LeMoyne), Tom Leanos (Drew).
The IMLCA Hall of Fame celebration will take place Friday, December 9 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in conjunction with the IMLCA Annual Convention. Ticket and general information will be available in late August.
The inaugural inductees of the IMLCA Hall of Fame were: Fred Acee (Farmingdale and Air Force), Jim “Ace” Adams (Army, Penn and Virginia), Willis Bilderback (Navy), Dick Edell (Baltimore, Army and Maryland), Jack Emmer (Cortland, Washington & Lee and Army), Richard F Garber (Massachusetts), Richie Moran (Cornell), Robert (Bob) H. Scott (Johns Hopkins), Roy Simmons Jr. (Syracuse), Richard Speckmann (Nassau) and Dave Urick (Hobart and Georgetown).
University of Maryland, Virginia, Hobart
Bud Beardmore amassed a 90-26 record and won eight Atlantic Coast Conference championships at Maryland over the course of 11 seasons as head coach from 1970-1980. During a remarkable span from 1971-1979, the Terps appeared in nine consecutive NCAA Final Fours. Additionally, the Terps amassed 76 all-America honors in Beardmore’s 11 years at the helm. Beardmore began his collegiate coaching career at Hobart College in 1967, before leading Virginia in 1968 and 1969.
Coach Beardmore passed away January 20, 2016.
Henry Ciccarone Sr. began his coaching career in 1963 as an assistant lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins, and continued in that role through 1969. In 1975, he became the head coach at his alma mater and held that position for nine seasons before retiring. Ciccarone led the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament all nine years of his tenure, and to the championship game seven consecutive times from 1977 to 1983. Ciccarone guided Johns Hopkins to the NCAA championship in three consecutive seasons, from 1978 to 1980, which made him the first coach to accomplish that feat. In addition, his seven consecutive appearances in the NCAA championship game are the most in Division I history. His .868 winning percentage is the highest in Johns Hopkins history and the Blue Jays lost just six regular season games in his final seven years as head coach. In 1983, Ciccarone retired from coaching with a 105–16 career record and entered private business.
Coach Ciccarone passed away November 16, 1988.
In 1969 Paul “Doc” Doherty returned to Adelphi as an assistant coach under Lou Flego and took over the helm of the program a year later. Doc would stalk the Panther sidelines as Head coach until 1991 and during that period, he led his teams to 11 NCAA tournament bids and national championships in 1979 and 1981. Doc’s teams always showed up at NCAA tournament time, posting a record of 9-5 at the Division I level and twice advancing past the first round in the Division I tournament. In his 22 years as coach, Doherty had a record of 184-105 and was a coach of the USILA North/South All-Star game on two occasions.
Howard “Howdy” Myers
Johns Hopkins and Hofstra
Howard “Howdy” Myers spent three seasons as the head coach at Johns Hopkins from 1947-49 and guided the Blue Jays to a 24-3 record and three USILA National Championships. During that time, Johns Hopkins didn’t lose a game to a collegiate opponent as all three losses came to the powerful Mt. Washington Club team.
Howdy served as Hofstra’s director of athletics, head men’s lacrosse coach and head football coach for a quarter of a century. His extraordinary coaching talents in both lacrosse and football from 1950 to 1975 made Howdy a legend in both sports. As Hofstra Lacrosse coach, Howdy coached 26 seasons (1950-75) and recorded a 214-139-4 record. He coached Flying Dutchmen teams that captured eight divisional championships and made four NCAA Division I Championship Tournament appearances. In 1975 Howdy left Hofstra to be the first varsity coach at Hampden-Sydney where he served for three years before retiring. In 1970 he received the F. Morris Touchstone Award as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I Coach of the Year. In 1971 Howdy received the Governor’s Trophy for providing continuous and meaningful contributions to lacrosse.
Howard “Howdy” Myers passed away February 12, 1980.
Renzie Lamb arrived at Williams College and served as the head coach of the Eph lacrosse program for 35 years, retiring in 2003. He compiled an overall record of 252-184 (.578). Lamb coached 30 Ephs who earned All-America honors. Twenty-two times Lamb guided the Ephs to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament, winning five titles, and finishing second nine times. Lamb’s Ephs qualified for 12 straight ECAC tournaments from 1986-97. At the time, NESCAC schools did not compete in NCAA championships. Williams also captured six Snively League titles and won 19 outright Little Three titles (Williams, Amherst & Wesleyan) under Lamb and won an impressive nine consecutive titles from 1989-97.
Hobart, Navy, Princeton
Austin F. “Jerry” Schmidt compiled an overall record of 142-34 at Hobart, including 68-9 from 1974-78, while coaching the Hobart team to three national titles in his 11 seasons from 1968-78. The Statesmen won the USILA College Division championship in 1972 and the NCAA College Division Championships in 1976 and 1977. He also earned the Francis L. “Babe” Kraus Memorial Award, as the College Division Coach of the Year in 1977, after leading the team to a 15-0 record and a NCAA title. Schmidt’s teams appeared in five straight national title games from 1974-78 and posted a 69-13 record during that span. After leaving Hobart in 1979, he was an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy before becoming head coach at Princeton in 1981. His other coaching duties included coach of the North team in the 1971 North-South Game and assistant coach for the 1978 USA World Team. He also was a member of the NCAA Lacrosse Committee.
Coach Schmidt passed away in June, 2004.
Willie Scroggs built and maintained the University of North Carolina’s men’s lacrosse programs into one of the most successful entities in Atlantic Coast Conference history while also leading that team to incredible accolades on the national stage. During his coaching career at Carolina, which began in 1978, he led Tar Heel teams to a 120-37 record over 12 seasons. Scroggs led UNC to national championships in 1981, 1982 and 1986 and to ACC titles in 1981, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Under his tenure, Carolina lacrosse teams reached the NCAA semifinals in nine of his 12 seasons as head coach. His 1981 team was the first national championship team at UNC since the men’s basketball team won the NCAA title in 1957. Scroggs retired in 1990 from coaching but continued to serve admirably as an associate athletic director until 2014.
C.W. Post, Penn, Johns Hopkins, Towson
During a coaching career that spanned 30 years Tony Seaman became one of college lacrosse’s most successful, decorated and recognizable coaches of his era. He amassed a 263-166 record, which currently ranks him 22nd among college lacrosse coaches all-time. His record included 19 trips to the NCAA Tournament and nine conference titles. Coach Seaman began his career at C.W. Post (13-3) in 1982, the Pioneers’ first season of Division I competition. He was then hired as the University of Pennsylvania’s 19th head coach, enjoying success almost immediately while compiling a 74-37 record. In 1991 he began an eight-year stint at Johns Hopkins where he accumulated a 77-33 record including eight straight NCAA berths advancing to the semifinals four times. His 1995 team was a perfect 12-0 in the regular season. Towson was his final stop where he led the Tigers from 1999-2011 with a 99-93 record. He steered the Tigers into the NCAA post-season five times, winning four conference titles and as many league coach of the year awards along the way.