Ted Georgalas embarks upon his fifth season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Army lacrosse program. Georgalas offers a wealth of knowledge and coaching
Georgalas was named one of the original six head coaches at the inception of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) in 2001. Voted the 2003 MLL Coach of the Year, he led the New Jersey Pride for its first four seasons of existence, guiding the squad to a pair of playoff appearances in 2002 and 2003.
He was inducted into the Hudson Valley Chapter of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's second class in 1995, 10 years before Army coaching legend Jack Emmer was bestowed the same honor in 2005.
Georgalas is credited with founding the Mahopac (N.Y.) high school lacrosse program in 1983, which has since become one of the top programs in the state. After leading the Indians to the 1983 New York State Championships in his first season with the squad, he spent the next 18 years on the Mahopac sidelines, while also coaching football and basketball. Additionally a physical education teacher, he was named the New York State Section 1 Man of the Year after retiring from his teaching position in 2007.
He most recently served as the head junior varsity coach at Somers (N.Y.) High School while serving as a substitute teacher in the district. He also previously was an assistant lacrosse coach at Pace University.
A native of nearby lacrosse hotbed Yorktown Heights, N.Y., he graduated from Springfield College in 1973 and was a member of the school's first varsity lacrosse team. The defenseman capped his collegiate career with third-team All-America honors as a senior after garnering Honorable Mention All-America plaudits as a junior. A three-time team captain, he also won a trio of All-New England honors and participated in the North/South Senior All-Star Game in 1973.