Duke Lacrosse Head Coach John Danowski and Duke Univerity have agreed on a contract extension to keep the head coach in Durham through 2023.
The announcement of the extension of the Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach comes on the contract extension of the Duke Baseball Head Coach Chris Pollard through the 2025 season two weeks ago.
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Danowski and the rest of the Blue Devils Lacrosse team are coming off of an appearance in the National Championship Game where they fell to Yale in a very tight contest.
The Head Coach of Duke Lacrosse since July 2006 is one win shy of his 400th career victory as he sits are 399-194 for his illustrious lacrosse head coaching career. Of his 399 wins, 180 of them have come in Durham as he has led the Blue Devils to nine NCAA Lacrosse Final Fours.
Of those nine Final Four appearances under Danowski, the Blue Devils have reached the National Title game five times, bringing the most coveted trophy in all of Men’s Lacrosse back to Durham three time in 2010, 2013, and 2014.
Two seasons ago John Danowski reached the top of the coaching world in Men’s Lacrosse as he passed long time Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Dom Starsia for the most wins all time. Duke defeated Jacksonville on March 13, 2017, 13-6 for Danowski’s 376th career victory.
Danowski is a three-time ACC Coach of the Year winner in 2007, 2011, and 2012 while winning the F. Morris Touchstone National Coach of the Year Award in 2010 and 2013.
As Duke’s relationship with John Danowski will now last until 2023 season at least, expect the Blue Devils to be at the forefront of the Men’s Lacrosse scene for a very long time.