Tom Gravante

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Tom Gravante, who has been at the helm of the Mount men's lacrosse program since 1995, has built the Mount into an annual contender in the Northeast Conference.

He led the Mount to back-to-back conference championships in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, the Mount won the first-ever Northeast Conference Championship in the league's inaugural season. The previous year, Gravante guided the Mount to a school-record in wins, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, and the school's second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Mount won the NEC regular season title in 2011, earning the right to host the NEC Tournament. There, the Mount collected wins over Bryant and Quinnipiac to take the inaugural NEC title. Gravante was named the NEC Coach of the Year for the second season in a row.

In 2010 the Mount defeated Siena, 7-6, on a last-second goal to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in the school's final season in the conference. With the win, the Mount advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they lost to No. 1 seed Virginia in the First Round.

The Mount finished the 2010 season with a 12-5 record, breaking the school record for wins in a season. Gravante was named the MAAC's Coach of the Year, the fourth time he has earned the award. The NEC also handed out postseason awards in 2010 in advance of the league's first year with Gravante earning the NEC's Coach of the Year award as well.

Gravante saw his teams enjoy unprecedented success in the MAAC, advancing to the MAAC Championship game in six of the 11 seasons it has been held, winning the title in both 2003 and 2010.

In 2003, Gravante earned his third MAAC Coach of the Year award after guiding the Mount to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after a win over Saint Joseph's in the MAAC Championship game. With Gravante at the helm, the Mount posted an impressive 83-28 record in MAAC regular season games.

Gravante was forced to sit out the 2005 season to concentrate on his health, but returned to the sidelines in 2006 and promptly led the Mount to the MAAC title game.