Head Coach: Richard Garber
Loomis Chaffee hired Ted Garber, a nationally known lacrosse coach with experience at secondary, collegiate, and professional levels of lacrosse, in the fall of 2008.
Ted is well known within the lacrosse community and has outstanding credentials as both a coach and teacher of the game, and he brings a wealth of lacrosse experience to his post. He has quickly become one of the top prep coaches in the Northeast. He has recorded a 120-65 record and won numerous Western New England titles and Founders League championships.
As a player, Ted played and was a four-year letter winner at the University of New Hampshire. Shortly after graduation, he started coaching at UNH, where he remained from 1978 through 1990. In 1991, he followed his father — legendary lacrosse coach Richard Garber — as head coach at the University of Massachusetts. In four seasons, he compiled an unprecedented winning record and a pair of NCAA tournament appearances. Ted’s winning percentage (.685) is still the best in UMass lacrosse history, barely edging out his National Hall of Fame dad’s winning percentage of .679. Combined, they guided the Massachusetts program for 40 years and won 337 games. The pair are behind only the legendary Simmons family in terms of total wins by a father/son combo in NCAA history. Ted was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Coach Garber's professional coaching experience dates back to the creation of Major League Lacrosse, where he was a coach during the 2000 MLL Summer Showcase Tour. His MLL coaching career includes stops at Bridgeport, Chicago, Boston, and Rochester. Ted was recently selected as the head coach of a new MLL expansion team, the Ohio Machine, for the 2012 season. He was honored by Major League Lacrosse for his outstanding contributions to the game of lacrosse and as a positive ambassador to the sport on both the regional and national levels. Ted is also recognized as one of the top lacrosse teaching clinicians in the United States.
Assistant Coach: Stephen Colgate