Bill Gorrow
Bill Gorrow
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 302-736-2405
Email: Bill.Gorrow@wesley.edu
Year: 10th
Previous College: SUNY Brockport '79
Major: Physical Education & Sport Mgt.

Bill Gorrow is entering his 11th season at the helm of the Wesley College men’s lacrosse program in 2018-19. In the summer of 2018, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. A veteran coach, Gorrow has been coaching lacrosse since 1978.

Honors / Accomplishments at Wesley

  • 10 All-CAC Selections
  • Kirk Waldie earned USILA All-America and Scholar All-American honors in 2009
    • Waldie also played in the USILA North/South All-Star Game in 2009
  • Jack Skeels was named the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2010
  • Qualified four times for postseason play (3 CAC, 1 ECAC)
  • 84 Academic All-CAC student-athletes
  • Four ECAC Academic Honor Roll honorees

Notable Games as head coach at Wesley

  • Feb. 18, 2009 – Earned his first win at Wesley with an 11-5 win over Marymount (Va.)
  • March 14, 2009 – A 10-5 win over York to pick up their fifth consecutive win
  • April 13, 2013 – Wesley picked up a 27-1 win over Southern Virginia, the largest CAC win in school history
  • April 11, 2018 – A last second 9-8 win over CAC rival Marymount

Prior to Wesley

Gorrow started his career as an assistant coach at North Country Community College, Ithaca College and Washington College before becoming the first full-time head coach at Division I Georgetown University from 1983-1989. In addition, Gorrow served as the Hoyas’ Director of Athletic Support Services and Facilities, where he was the scheduling liaison for all athletic department staff in developing practice schedules for teams and coordinating support staff for home event management.

After a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, Gorrow was the head coach at Anne Arundel Community College from 1993-2001. He posted an astounding 106-29 record with nine NJCAA playoff appearances. His teams at Anne Arundel made it to the national semifinals six times and the national final four times, capping it off with the NJCAA National Championship in 1998. Gorrow was named the NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 1999. He also won Conference Coach of the Year honors six times.

In 2002, he was hired at Franklin & Marshall College, where he is the second-winningest coach in F&M history. His teams at Franklin & Marshall appeared in the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2003 and won the ECAC Championship in 2002. Gorrow coached eight All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans and his Diplomat teams were nationally ranked from 2003-2005.

Personal

Since 1995, Gorrow has served as the administrative director of Top 205 Lacrosse Camp, the largest recruiting and exposure camp in the United States.

He received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education & Sport Management from the State University at Brockport in 1979.

 

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2009 11-6 .647 4-3 .571 ECAC South/Metro Semifinals; CAC Semifinals
2010 3-11 .214 2-5 .286 CAC First Round
2011 5-10 .333 2-6 .250  
2012 2-12 .143 2-6 .250  
2013 6-9 .400 1-5 .167 CAC First Round
2014 5-8 .384  0-7 .000  
2015 6-8 .429  1-7 .125  
2016 5-11 .313 1-7 .125  
2017 4-12 .250 0-8 .000  
2018 3-12 .200 1-7 .125  
at Wesley 50-99 .336 14-61 .187 2009 ECAC Metro/South Semifinals
at Georgetown 22-62 .262      
at Anne Arundel 106-29 .785     1998 NJCAA Champions
at Franklin & Marshall 50-37 .595 22-24 .478 2003 NCAA Quarterfinals
Career 228-227 .501 36-85 .298 1 NJCAA National Championship
1 NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance
1 ECAC Championship