|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director - Internal Assessment|
|College:||Hofstra '78 / UNC / Hofstra|
|Major:||B.A. - Physical Education / M.A. - Education Admin. / M.A. - Education|
The 2011 season marked Tom Gill’s 21st as the head coach
of the lacrosse program at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Since
his arrival at Kings Point, he has led the program to seven
conference championships, seven ECAC Metro NY/NJ Championship
appearances, six consecutive Maritime Tournament crowns between
1994-1999 and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Academy
named him the recipient of the Coach “O” Coach of the
Year Award in 1998 and 2007. Gill has also coached a total of four
All-Americans and two NCAA statistical champions at the Academy. In
his 20 seasons, Gill has guided the Mariners to a record of
153-139, while his overall coaching ledger stands at 198-172.
After winning what was then a school record 12 games in 2006, Gill led the Mariners in 2007 to their best season in school history. The program set a school record by winning 13 games and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Skyline Conference Tournament, 12-11, over then-No. 15 nationally-ranked Stevens Tech. The Ducks’ loss to the Mariners snapped their 58-game winning streak against conference opponents which dated back to 2000. For his efforts, Gill was named the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year and the Academy’s Coach of the Year.
Prior to arriving at Kings Point, Gill coached the Devils of Farleigh Dickinson University-Madison from 1984-88, where he was 45-33 in five seasons and won an ECAC Championship. He has also served as an assistant coach at Cornell, Duke and Hofstra. Gill played for the N.Y./N.J. Saints of the professional National Lacrosse League during its inaugural season of 1983.
Gill serves on various championship and governing bodies. In 1994, 1998 and 2002, Gill was a member of the USA Team Selection Committee, and served as Co-Chairman in 2002. From 1984-88, Gill was on the Rules Committee as the Division III representative of the United States Federal/State Lacrosse Association. For 10 years between 1984-94, Gill served as the Chairman of the USILA League Sanctioning Committee. Then, from 1994-2004, he was the Secretary of the U.S. Lacrosse Coaches Council. Gill is one of the founding members of the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association and has served on the executive board since 2004. In addition, Gill was on the NCAA Championship Committee from 2006-2010. Moreover, he serves as a board member of the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Association, a post he has held since 1992. Overseas and abroad, Gill was an assistant coach on the Ireland international team from 2001-2009.
Gill earned his bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University in 1978 and was also a four-year letter winner with its men’s lacrosse program. He earned his master’s degree in education administration from the University of North Carolina and subsequently earned a second master’s in education at Hofstra as well as his school supervisory certificate.
In addition to his coaching duties, Gill also acts as an Assistant Athletics Director at the Academy for Internal Assessment. He currently resides in Levittown, N.Y. with his wife, Eileen, and son, Brian.