Gordon Webb is now in his 12th year as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Plymouth State in 2019-20. Webb came to PSU in 2008 as a Hall of Fame lacrosse coach who has enjoyed a lifetime of success at the collegiate, high school and professional levels.
The second-longest tenured coach in program history, Webb enters the season with a career 93-82 record. Last spring he led the Panthers to an 8-8 overall record, while going 6-2 in Little East Conference play to finish second in the final league standings, matching the program’s best regular season finish. The six conference wins were the most in program history. PSU entered the LEC Tournament as the second seed and advanced to the title game for just the second time in program history.
Webb led the team to a 12-4 mark in 2015, matching the program standard for victories in a season, and also won double-digit games in 2012 when the team finished 10-6. He also guided the Panthers to nine wins in 2013, ‘14 and ‘17. PSU has advanced to at least the semifinals of the LEC Tournament in ten of his eleven seasons, and also qualified for the ECAC New England Tournament in 2009.
A record eight Panthers earned All-MASCAC honors following the 2019 season, including a program-best four athletes selected to the First Team. All told he has coached 35 all-conference honorees, with one earning LEC Rookie of the Year recognition.
A former standout player at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under legendary coach Dick Garber, Webb has a lifetime of experience in the lacrosse world. He coached Boston State College/UMass Boston for 12 years from 1971-82, leading the team to six Colonial League championships and five runner-up finishes. He was an assistant with the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1995-97. Webb also coached Nashua (N.H.) High School for five seasons from 1995-99, winning the 1995 Coach of the Year award and capturing the state title in 1998. He served as coach at Plymouth (N.H.) Regional High School in 2008.
Webb has also been involved in lacrosse administration, serving a variety of roles for the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He has also founded and run numerous lacrosse summer leagues and camps. Webb was inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2002, the UMass Boston Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2015 (below).