John Danowski Signs Contract Extension With Duke

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Duke Athletic Director Kevin White announced on Monday that head men's lacrosse coach John Danowski has agreed to a contract extension through 2023.

Danowski has been at Duke for twelve seasons after being hired in 2006. He is the eight men's lacrosse coach in school history, and the most successful. Danowski has record of 180-55 at Duke. He has lead them to nine NCAA tournament appearances and five championship weekends, including 2018. Danowski would  lead the Blue Devils to the promise land in 2010, 2013, and 2014 grabbing three national titles in five years. Danowski is one of only four active college coaches to have multiple national titles. Danowski has also produced over 30 pro lacrosse players that play in either the MLL, NLL, or both.

Danowski has also made a name for himself in the NCAA record books as he is the most winningest DI men's lacrosse coach in NCAA history. He surpassed legendary Virginia head coach Dom Starsia with his 376th victory in 2017. Danowski's current coaching record is 399-149 and he needs one more win to make himself the only college lacrosse coach, across all divisions, to reach 400 wins.

Along with his coaching duties at Duke Danowski is also the coach of Team USA as he will lead them during the World Lacrosse Champions in Netayna, Israel this summer.