Casey O’Neill has been coaching with the Gonzaga lacrosse program for 19 seasons—the last 12 as Head Coach, compiling an overall record of 204-49 (119-9 WCAC). Under his leadership, the Eagles have won nine WCAC championships with seven straight at one point (from 2010-2016) with a mark of 84 straight conference wins. He’s received numerous coaching awards, including WCAC Coach of the year (four times) and Washington Post All-Metropolitan Area Coach of the Year. His teams have featured 13 US Lacrosse All-Americans, 49 WCAC 1st team All-League players, 16 Washington Post First Team All Mets, five Washington Post #1 rankings and over 95 players who have gone on to play lacrosse at the college level.
A 1996 graduate of Gonzaga, Casey was a multisport athlete and midfielder on the 1993 WCAC Championship-winning lacrosse team. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he played lacrosse and helped the Mountain Hawks to a Patriot League championship in 1999, and received the team’s “Coach’s Award” in 2000.
Coach O’Neill also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Gonzaga, runs the Purple Eagle Lacrosse Camps, and works with various youth lacrosse programs around the area. He is the former Chairman for the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter and a proud recipient of the 2015 Rev. Allen P. Novotny, S.J. Service Award. Casey, his wife, Erica, and their children Cole, Chloe, and Claire live in Silver Spring, MD.