BOULDER, Colo. – The Colorado men’s lacrosse team recently announced that John Galvin has decided to step down as the Buffaloes head coach.
Galvin coached Colorado for a total of 17 years, consisting of two stints. His first assignment in Boulder went from 2003-2009 followed by a term from 2012-21.
He compiled a record of 132-51 in his final 12 seasons, and qualified for the MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance 14 times in the 15 seasons that there was a championship.
My favorite team to prepare for and play each year. No brainer trip on the schedule every 2 years. I would have loved to play for Coach Galvin. Hard work and full throttle game plans! No doubt HOF.
— Dallas Hartley (@chapmanlaxcoach) March 30, 2021
Under his direction, Colorado made four visits to the national championship game, winning it in 2014 with a dramatic, 14-13 victory over Arizona State.
“From my first stint, it’s always been about great assistant coaches and all the players,” Galvin said. “That’s it. They are the ones doing all of the work.”
Galvin, a Port Washington, N.Y., native, will remain at his job within the Colorado athletic department. A search is underway for his replacement.
“I’ve been able to build such good relationships with really good guys,” added Galvin. “We’ve also a got a great alumni group. That’s a big part of it. All of them will bring fond memories.”