Georgetown Prep has a new head coach at the helm of the lacrosse program.
The North Bethesda private school has hired former Georgetown University standout Scott Urick to replace Charlie Horning who guided the program for the past two seasons.
“I’m extremely excited to be a part of the institution,” said Urick. “We want to have the most successful season and play at the highest level. The IAC is – I think – one of the best lacrosse leagues in the country.”
In 2012, Urick was hired as the first ever head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of the District of Columbia where he spent the past four seasons. Prior to his UDC stint, Urick served eleven years as an assistant coach at Georgetown University where he guided the Hoyas to six NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearances.
As a player, Urick is one of the most decorated athletes in Georgetown University lacrosse history. He was captain of the 1999 and 2000 teams and was named All-American during both his junior and senior campaign. Urick, the son of former longtime Georgetown head coach Dave Urick, is the all-time leading goal scorer in Georgetown history.
“Scott Urick brings extensive experience, a commitment to excellence, and a clear vision rooted in Jesuit values to our campus,” according to a statement on the Georgetown Prep Lacrosse Facebook page. “His leadership will help Prep lacrosse build on a storied history and ensure that our program remains on firm footing for years to come.”
As usual the Little Hoyas will return a talented cast next spring that includes Aidan McCleary, Peter Virostek, Gavin Lindsay, John Horning (Fairfield), Bryant Boswell, Connor Humiston (Virginia), Jake Giuliueri (Notre Dame) and Clay Lanham (North Carolina).
“I expect a lot out of these guys,” said Urick. “I think they have a lot to offer.”
Meanwhile, former Georgetown Prep head coach Kevin Giblin has been named head coach at Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, Va.
During his tenure at Georgetown Prep, Giblin built the Little Hoyas into a national powerhouse. As head coach at Georgetown Prep, Giblin earned more than 400 victories while the program produced 36 high school All-Americans in 27 years.