Quinn Inducted Into N.E. Lax Hall of Fame
January 29, 2004
From N.E. Lacrosse Release:
The New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame recently announced its 2003 Class of Inductees and honored those individuals at a ceremony at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA on January 24th, 2004. The nine person class included Middlebury's men's lacrosse coach Erin Quinn.
Although never a lacrosse player himself, Erin Quinn has established himself as one of the most talented lacrosse coaches in the game today. After serving as an assistant coach at several schools (Middlebury College, Tufts, Lake Forest College [head coach in '90]), Quinn became Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Middlebury College in 1992. Since 1992, Coach Quinn has amassed a 156-30 record (84%), coached 29 All-Americans and 8 Academic All-Americans, earned 3 ECAC Division III Championships, and made seven NCAA appearances, earning a nation's best NCAA record of 19-4 (83%), including five straight Championship Games. In NCAA play, Quinn has achieved runner-up status in '99 and '03 (behind Salisbury State), and led his squad to a National Championship over Salisbury State in '00 and again in '01 and '02 with victories over Gettysburg. Quinn's teams have won the Ace Adams Sportsmanship Award twice, in '96 and '02. For his efforts, Quinn has been named New England Interscholastic Lacrosse Association Division III Coach of the Year four times (1992, 1996, 1997, 1999), NESCAC Coach of the Year (2003), coach of East-West All-Star Game (1992), coach of the North-South All-Star Game (2001). Quinn serves on various lacrosse oriented committees (including the Division III NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, the Teewarton Award Foundation Committee, and All-American Committee) and his teams have been active in the Middlebury community, mentoring local students, running a series of K-2nd Grade lacrosse clinics, sponsoring fundraising runs for Addison County Women in Crisis and for the construction of a local lacrosse field.