North Carolina men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Breschi has won a lot of games during his time on the collegiate level.
From his playing days as a two-time All-ACC defenseman for UNC in 1989 and 1990 to leading his alma mater as the head coach to its first NCAA championship in 25 years in 2016, it's safe to say that Breschi has built quite the lacrosse resume.
Breschi can now mark another milestone off the list, as he won his 200th career game in a climactic 9-8 victory over St. Johns on Saturday. He has spent over 20 years as a college head coach, winning 92 games with Ohio State in 11 seasons, and then reaching his 108th victory in his 10th season as the Tar Heels’ head coach.
“I think it just says that you’re getting older,” Breschi said. “Honestly it's a neat achievement that one day when I’m old and gray, I’ll think back on it, but right now it's about the kids in the locker room.”
Prior to stepping onto the field at Kenan Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s contest, team captain and senior attackman Chris Cloutier gathered the team together and preached to his teammates on the importance of securing this achievement for the man that has meant so much to this group, as well as the UNC program as a whole.