Terry Mangan, a native Long Islander and the 2010 Patriot League Coach of the Year, returned to the collegiate coaching ranks to join the St. John's lacrosse staff in the Fall of 2014.
Mangan, who resides in West Orange, N.J., brings more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience to the St. John's sidelines, including 10 years as a Division I head coach at Lafayette College. Mangan also spent 10 years as a college assistant coach, as well as coaching at the high school and junior high school levels.
Mangan guided Lafayette to its only Patriot League Tournament berth in program history in 2010, and was rewarded that same season by being named Patriot League Coach of the Year. Lafayette was also ranked in both top-20 polls for eight consecutive weeks and stood as high as No. 8 in the nation in 2010. Mangan coached a pair of Tewaaraton Award Watch List honorees in 2011 who were both honored as USILA Scholar All-Americans as seniors, with one of those players becoming the program's first All-America selection since 1931. He also led Lafayette to its first wins over nationally-ranked opponents, defeating Navy and Bucknell, and, in 2010, saw his Leopards rank sixth in the country in scoring offense and fifth in assists per game. Mangan mentored 55 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections over his last two seasons with the Leopards, the highest total in the league over that span.
Prior to coaching at Lafayette, Mangan spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Massachusetts where his responsibilities included assisting with the offense, working with the goalkeepers and coordinating face-offs. With Mangan on staff, UMass finished first in the nation in scoring offense in 2002 and second in scoring in 2001. During the 2001 campaign, he coached an All-American goalie and face-off man that was second nationally in winning percentage. In Mangan's two years at UMass, the Minutemen posted a combined record of 24-6 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2002.
Mangan came to UMass after spending four seasons as an assistant coach at Hobart College where he was the defensive coordinator and goalkeeper coach. He helped guide the Statesmen to two NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2000 Patriot League championship while coaching a pair of All-Americans and seeing three of his defensemen collected All-Patriot League honors in 2000.
Mangan's collegiate coaching experience also includes stints at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland-Baltimore Country and Washington College (Md.). He also spent two years as the head coach at Archbishop Spalding High School (Md.) where he earned Anne Arundel Sun Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors.
Mangan has previously served as the President of the Men's Coaches Council of US Lacrosse as well as on its Board of Directors.
A 1988 graduate of Roanoke College, Mangan was a four-year varsity letterwinner at the goalkeeper position and helped guide his team to four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Between leaving Lafayette and joining St. John's, Mangan worked as a Curriculum & Recruiting Manager for Trilogy Lacrosse.