Record-Breaking Crowd Will See UAlbany Lacrosse Host NCAA Tournament Game
Before Scott Marr arrived at UAlbany in 2001, the men's lacrosse program knew very little about being a Division I program, let alone reach an NCAA tournament at the highest level. After this past Saturday night's win in the America East Championship, Marr will lead his ninth Great Danes squad into the field of 16 teams vying for a national title. It's remarkable to think about what the Yorktown, NY native has been able to accomplish in his 17 seasons on the UAlbany sidelines.
In our interview with Marr on this past Monday's show, he answers a question I've had about him for a few days now. When Scott Marr took the UAlbany job in 2001, how long did he really think he'd be here before going to a bigger, more storied program? His answer surprised me.
Marr won a national championship as a player at Johns Hopkins and he reached the title game three times as an assistant coach at Maryland, so it would be understandable, maybe expected that he would have aspirations of being the head coach at a program in a power conference like the ACC or Big Ten. Success, however, came quickly for Marr at UAlbany. In his 3rd season in the Capital Region, he led the Danes to their first NCAA Tournament and he hasn't looked back since.