Dave Cottle compiled 280 victories during a 28-year career as a Division I head coach. Dick Szlasa led Navy to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Cottle and Szlasa have been selected for induction into the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame. They will be formally enshrined during a banquet being held Friday, December 8 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Cottle posted a record of 181-70 (.721) over 19 seasons from 1983-2001 at Loyola University of Maryland. He guided the school's transition to NCAA Division I status and led the Greyhounds to 18-straight winning seasons (1984-2001) and 14-straight NCAA Tournament berths (1988-2001).
The Annapolis resident departed Loyola and became the head coach at the University of Maryland, where he amassed a 99-45 record from 2002-10. He now serves as general manager of the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse.
Szlasa was head coach at Navy from 1973 through 1982 and amassed an 85-44 record. He led the Midshipmen to the 1975 national championship game, one of only two appearances in program history.
Szlasa led Navy to an 11-3 record in 1978 and three other 10-win seasons. He coached 49 All-Americans while in Annapolis and received the Touchstone Award as Division I Coach of the Year in 1975.
Szlasa, who lived in Arnold while coaching at Navy, later became athletic director and head lacrosse coach at Drew University in New Jersey. He led the Division III school to a 40-29 record from 1983 through 1987.