Jack Kaley Selected For IMLCA Hall of Fame|
Aug. 30, 2017
QUEENS, N.Y. - Legendary lacrosse coach Jack Kaley is set to be enshrined into the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a Dec. 8 ceremony in Baltimore.
Kaley, who served for seven seasons as an assistant at St. John's, spent a majority of his career as head coach for NYIT from 1993-2009. In 17 seasons in Old Westbury, Kaley posted a record of 185-33, earning him the highest all-time winning percentage for all Division I and II coaches at the time of his retirement. Nearly a decade after leading the sideline, Kaley still sits second in both career victories and winning percentage.
A 2010 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Kaley won four DII NCAA Championships at NYIT and was also a four-tome USILA DII Coach of the Year.
"This class, like those before, includes leaders of the game from past to present," said J.B. Clarke, president of the IMLCA and head coach of reigning Division II national champion Limestone College. "Each coach in this class has made significant contributions to the game, and I'm excited to witness their enshrinement."
During his tenure at St. John's, Kaley helped lead the Johnnies to their best regular season in history with 10 wins in 1992. Kaley also coached players such as Chris Johnson, Mike Bolger, and Joe Weingart; players who rank at the top of career-record categories at St. John's.
Kaley's induction class also includes Avery Blake Sr. (Swarthmore, Penn), Dave Cottle (Maryland, Loyola), Tom Hayes (Drexel, Rutgers), Sid Jamieson (Bucknell), Dick Szlasa (Navy, Washington and Lee, Towson) and Morris Touchstone (Army, Yale).
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