We reported Friday that Georgetown men’s lacrosse Head Coach Dave Urick was retiring after 23 years leading the Hoyas. Since then, Urick has been in touch with the Georgetown lacrosse community and spoken to the Washington Post about the search for his successor.
In the email, obtained by our friends at Inside Lacrosse, Urick discusses his retirement and his new role as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director:
Dear member of the Georgetown Lacrosse family:
Twenty-three years ago, I arrived at Georgetown, excited about the opportunity to serve at such an outstanding institution of higher learning. I have decided that now, after 42 years of coaching college lacrosse, I am ready to shift gears.
Happily, I plan to continue working — as a special assistant to Director of Athletics, Lee Reed. I look forward to remaining involved in the future of Georgetown Athletics, especially as we take on the challenge of constructing a new intercollegiate athletic center and a new lacrosse locker room. I am confident that the lacrosse program will remain a strong and vital part of Georgetown Athletics. I look forward to becoming another fan in the grandstand.
As I look back on the intervening years, I am most proud of the accomplishments of our players. Much has been achieved on the field, but most meaningfully, it is their development as young men that has mattered the most to me.
Looking ahead, there will be an immediate open search for a new head coach. The administration will be looking for the best coaching talent who is also the best fit for Georgetown University. I anticipate working with the new coaching staff to ensure that there is a smooth transition.
You will be hearing more in the coming weeks. Thank you for past and continued support and involvement.
In an interview with the Washington Post on Friday, Urick weighed in on the search for his replacement. While Reed has promised a national search, speculation has centered on two Georgetown assistants: associate head coach Matt Kerwick and assistant coach Scott Urick, Dave’s son.
The elder Urick told the Post that he expects both Kerwick and his son to apply for the job and that he hopes “they give both those guys a long, hard look.”
There has been no more word from Georgetown on a timetable for filling the vacancy.