Gordon Webb
Gordon Webb

Coming into his first season as the Boston State Collegelacrosse coach, 25-year old Gordon Webb was quoted as saying, "Weare cautiously optimistic." The team was coming off a 5-6 season in1971 and was heading into just its third year of existence. Webb'soptimism translated into a 12-1 season, which would be the first of11 campaigns in which his teams would post double-digit wins. Hedirected the Warriors to an 11-2 mark and a United StatesIntercollegiate Lacrosse Association National Tournament berth injust his second season and more of the same followed. In 11 seasonsat the helm of Boston State lacrosse, Webb posted a 124-46 mark,good for a .729 winning percentage, while capturing six ColonialLeague Championships, including three campaigns with an unblemishedrecord in league play and five ECAC tournament appearances. Webb'splayers benefited from his guidance individually as well, with twoAll-Americans donning the green and gold, five playing in theprestigious North/South National All-Star game and 74 being namedto the All-Colonial League team. Following his tremendous successwith the Warriors, the mentor made the transition to UMass Boston,where he coached the Beacons' first lacrosse program and led it toa 10-3 mark and its first-ever ECAC tournament appearance, whilebecoming a fixture as one of the university's faculty members as aprofessor in the human performance and fitness department for 20years. Webb's dedication to the sport was not limited to the fieldas shown by his involvement with the New England IntercollegiateLacrosse Association from 1974-80. He was the NEILA's presidentfrom 1977-80 as well as the President of the Colonial League from1975-82 and served as an Executive Board member of the USILA from1981-82. Following his coaching tenure at UMass Boston and a10-year coaching hiatus, Webb returned to the game as Head BoysVarsity Coach of Nashua High School in New Hampshire. During histime at Nashua High, he amassed a 61-28 record in five seasons from1995-1999, won a New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic AssociationDivision I state championship in 1998, coached 16 NHIAA All-StatePlayers, 14 New Hampshire/Vermont All-Stars and three All-Americansand was named NHIAA Division I Coach of the Year in 1995. Webb alsoserved as an assistant coach for the Boston Blazers of theProfessional Indoor Lacrosse League, from 1995-1997. In his twentyyears of coaching, Webb accumulated an overall record of 202-80-1,good for a 72% winning percentage, and is a member of the 200 winscategory of the US Lacrosse Century Club. His most recent honorcame in 2001, when he was inducted into the New England LacrosseHall of Fame. A 1964 graduated of the University of Massachusetts,he was instrumental in creating the New England Premier LacrosseRecruiting Showcase to spotlight the top prep lacrosse players inthe nation.