CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former UVA men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia is an unanimous selection by the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors to the 2020 IMLCA Hall of Fame Class. Previously Starsia was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008.
Starsia started his lacrosse career at Brown where he earned honors such as first-team All-Ivy, All-New England and third-team All-America. During his senior season, Starsia helped captain Brown to the NCAA Playoffs under the tutelage of 2019 IMLCA Hall of Fame inductee, Cliff Stevenson.
Following his college career, he continued playing the game at the professional level as well as starting his coaching career at Brown. Starsia was also a member of the 1978 U.S. National Team. After a successful coaching tenure at Brown with two Ivy-League Championships under his belt, Starsia became the head coach at Virginia in 1993. In his 24 years with the Cavaliers, the team amassed 13 NCAA semifinal appearances, six ACC Tournament Championships, four NCAA National Championship titles, and a perfect season record (2006) – the first in NCAA history.
Over his 42 years of collegiate coaching, Starsia compiled a 329-118 record, gaining him the title of “Winningest Coach in Division I” history. Since his retirement from the college coaching landscape, Starsia has continued to visit, teach, and assist college and youth programs across the country. In 2019, he served as head coach of the Chrome LC, one of the six teams in the Premier Lacrosse League’s inaugural season. Coach Starsia is also known as an active educator of the game’s Native American roots by continuing to share its history and importance in today’s game.
Other inductees for the 2020 Class include Bruce Allison (Union College, Colorado School of Mines), Ray Rostan (RIT, Ithaca College, Hampden-Sydney and Don Zimmerman (Johns Hopkins, UMBC).
IMLCA President, J.B. Clarke, head coach at Limestone recently said: “The Class of 2020 adds four more phenomenal coaches to our Hall. These men embody what it means to be a coach as they’ve proven to be tremendous teachers, mentors, and leaders for their student-athletes. They not only served their players selflessly, they represented their institutions with distinction and were phenomenal ambassadors for our sport. It will truly be an honor to induct Coaches Allison, Rostan, Starsia and Zimmerman into the IMLCA Hall of Fame.”
The scheduled venue and date for the 2020 IMLCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception have yet to be finalized due to the current limitations in place for COVID-19 precautions. Event details and further updates will be announced on IMLCA social media channels (@IMLCACoaches) and our website https://www.imlcacoaches.com at a later date.