JT Giles-Harris

JT Giles-Harris just finished his first season as an assistant coach at Jacksonville where he helped the Dolphins to a 13-5 record and an appearance in the ASUN title game.

Giles-Harris previously spent 2 seasons at Hampton University as an assistant coach.

Giles-Harris has also had a successful professional playing career in the Premier Lacrosse League where he plays for the Denver Outlaws. In 2022, he was named the PLL’s defensive player of the year, as well as an All-Star. He also helped Team USA win the gold medal in 2023 where he was named to the tournament’s All-World Team for his dominant display.

Before the PLL, Giles-Harris played in 81 games across five seasons at Duke and was a two-year team captain of the Blue Devils. During his career, he won the 2021 William F. Schmeisser Award, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top defenseman. He was also a three-time All-American, twice first team and once third team, and a two-time All-ACC selection. He currently holds the Duke program record for caused turnovers with 89 and scooped up 147 ground balls during his days as a collegiate player.

Not to be overshadowed, Giles-Harris was a standout in the classroom as well, as he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team twice and the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times.

A native of Nyack, New York and a graduate of St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey) High School, Giles-Harris was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse where he scooped up 511 ground balls in his career and was a 2016 Under Armour All-American pick.