Gene McCabe

Gene McCabe is in his 18th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee.

McCabe served as the President of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (USILA) for a two-year term from 2017-2019 after serving as the Vice President for the two years prior.

McCabe claims the most wins in program history, posting a 204-99 (.673) overall record across his first 17 seasons. He also boasts seven NCAA Tournament bids, four ODAC Tournament titles and has been a 3-time ODAC Coach of the Year.

McCabe was no stranger to W&L lacrosse upon arriving in the summer of 2006.  He had previously served as an assistant lacrosse and football coach for the Generals from 1998-2001.  During his three seasons with the lacrosse team, the Generals posted a 43-5 (.896) overall record and a 17-1 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference while achieving a No. 1 National Ranking in 1999 and 2001.  Additionally, W&L won two ODAC Championships and participated in the NCAA Tournament twice, advancing to the semifinals in 2000.

After a successful run with the Generals, McCabe left for Hamilton College in January of 2002, steering the Continentals to a 54-18 (.750) overall record in five seasons.  His 2003 team finished the season with a school-record 15 wins (15-3), claimed the Liberty League title and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.  For his efforts, McCabe was named the Liberty League Coach of the Year and USILA Division III National Coach of the Year.  McCabe and his staff were also selected the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year following an 11-3 season in 2006.  In his five seasons, McCabe mentored seven Continentals to USILA All-America accolades.

McCabe graduated from Bates College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in European history. At Bates, he lettered in both lacrosse and football.