Terry Crowley has officially joined the 400 club.
On Tuesday, the St. Thomas Aquinas boys lacrosse coach notched his 400th career victory as the Raiders topped American Heritage 16-9.
Crowley, who's in his eighth season with the program, is just the second coach in Florida to reach the milestone. American Heritage-Delray's Jeff Goldberg is the state's all-time wins leader with 417 victories.
"To be honest, it's just a number," said Crowley, who's also had coaching stints with Douglas and Coral Springs. "It's not about me. It's about all the great players I've had the privilege to coach over the years. Coaches get all the credit, but we don't play the games."
"400 times, I got to be with these kids and that's what it's about."
The milestone victory, which ran the team's record to 9-0, is the latest in a string of tremendous accomplishments for the St. Thomas Aquinas program. Last season, the Raiders finished a perfect 19-0 and captured its boys lacrosse state championship in school history. Following the win, Crowley was named Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year honors, while his son Kevin, now a senior attackman, earned Player of the Year honors.
The team is also currently in the midst of two impressive winning streaks. St. Thomas Aquinas has won 28 consecutive games after falling to Lake Highland Prep on May 5, 2015 in the state championship game.
In addition, St. Thomas Aquinas is riding a 39-game regular season win streak dating back to 2014. The team's last regular season defeat also came at the hands of Lake Highland Prep back on March 22, 2014.
Dusenbury, W. (2017, March 8). St. Thomas Aquinas' Crowley picks up 400th career win. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved from http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/highschool/fl-s...