Taylor Wray

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A four-time Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, Taylor wrapped up his 7th season as head coach for the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team in Spring 2018.

Wray was named the head men's lacrosse coach at Saint Joseph's University on August 1, 2011, becoming the fourth coach in the program's history.

The winningest coach in Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse program history, Wray owns a seven-year record of 61-47 and has produced four 11-win seasons over the last five years. Currently 25-5 in five NEC regular seasons, including a blistering 17-1 record from 2014-16, Wray has coached three NEC Offensive Player of the Year selections, the 2016 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, the 2015 Rookie of the Year, and 43 All-Conference selections in addition to three NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year and 34 NEC Honor Roll honorees.

Under Wray’s direction, the Hawks have reached the NEC postseason four times in the last five years and have reached the title game three times, in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Saint Joseph’s went 11-4 In 2018.

After starting the 2018 season 0-3, Wray turned the season around with a program-record 11-game winning streak that spanned from March 10 through May 3 en route to an overall record of 11-4. The Hawks went 6-0 in NEC regular-season action to earn the program’s fourth NEC regular-season title and became the first team to defeat a pair of ranked opponents in the same season, with victories over then-#20/20 Penn and then-#18/20 Robert Morris. Those late-season wins in combination with SJU’s 11 straight victories led to the program’s first ever national ranking, as the Hawks were ranked 20th by both the Inside Lacrosse Maverik Lacrosse Division I Media Poll and United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I Coaches Poll on April 30.

Under Wray’s direction, the Hawks ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense (8.00 goals per game), seventh in man-down defense (.766), and eighth in winning percentage (.733) and ranked in the top 15 in clearing percentage, saves per game, scoring margin, and shot percentage.

Saint Joseph's went 5-9 in 2017 and 2-4 in NEC action.