Ted Garber is one of the most highly respected lacrosse coaches in the country. His work as a high school, college, and professional coach allow him to effectively instruct and mentor players at all levels. Coach Garber also has vast experience in providing players and parents’ guidance and resources for the college recruiting process.
• Inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame
• Inducted into the Ct Lacrosse High School Hall of Fame
• Nationally recognized Clinician and Speaker
• New England Coach of the Year NCAA Division 1
• New England Prep School Coach of the Year
• New England Prep School Man of the Year
• Division 1 College Sportsmanship Award
• Professional coaching experience dates back to the creation of Major League Lacrosse, where he was a head coach during the 2000 MLL inaugural Summer Showcase Tour. His MLL coaching career includes stops at Bridgeport, Chicago, Boston, Rochester and Ohio.
• Honored by Major League Lacrosse for outstanding contributions to the game of lacrosse.
• Former Instructional and camp coordinator for Orlando Titans of the NLL
• Holds All-time winning percentage as head coach in UMass lacrosse history
• Led University of New Hampshire to 1st ever NCAA tournament bid, team ranked #6 in country.
• New England Prep School Admission’s Officer, Athletic Director, Head Coach, Academic Instructor
• College coaches’ coordinator for National 175 Showcase events
• As a Lacrosse & Educational Consultant he continues to successfully help aspiring student-athletes with the college lacrosse recruiting process
• 40 years of player/coach experience at all levels
As the Ohio Machine's head coach, Ted was responsible for selection and management of the Machine players who played in the MLL’s 2012 season with fellow newcomers the Charlotte Hounds and the six returning teams. Garber’s professional coaching experience dates back to the creation of MLL, where he was a head coach during the 2000 MLL Summer Showcase Tour. Garber was also head coach of the then Bridgeport Barrage for the MLL’s inaugural season in 2001. Garber’s professional career also includes stints as an assistant coach in Boston, Chicago and Rochester. In 2008, Garber reached a milestone and was recognized by U.S. Lacrosse for his 200th career victory.
“Ted has been a Major League Lacrosse coach from minute one of the league’s existence,” said Algie. “He is one of the great pioneers of our sport with a tremendous lacrosse-IQ. His ability to identify and develop talented players will be invaluable to us as we begin to shape our identity on and off the field."
Prior to joining the MLL, Garber coached at University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 13 seasons and led the team to five Northeast Championships. He also led UNH to its first and only Division I, NCAA Tournament game. Garber was named New England Coach of the Year in 1986 and was also the recipient of the Vincent Lobello New England Sportsmanship Award for Coaching.
In addition to his MLL and collegiate experience, Garber has spent more than 15 years coaching at the high school level, where he has won numerous Western New England titles and Founder's League Championships. Garber played college lacrosse at UNH and graduated in 1975. He was the team’s leading scorer from 1971-1975 and captained during his senior season. He was selected for both the All-New England Team and the East-West New England All-Star Game. Coach Garber was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 2006.