Georgetown University

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Ricky Fried

Ricky Fried is now in his 13th season at the helm of the Hoya program after serving as a Georgetown assistant coach in 2003 and 2004.


In his first 12 seasons, Fried has led the Hoyas to a 130-88 overall record and a 64-15 record in BIG EAST regular season games. During the 2014 season, he became the winningest coach in program history following a 13-6 win over Temple on April 19.


Under Fried, Georgetown has earned seven BIG EAST regular season titles, made six trips to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship Game, winning in 2010, and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times, reaching the quarterfinals twice.


Fried has coached 22 All-Americans as well as the National Goalie of the Year, two BIG EAST Attackers of the Year, two Midfielders of the Year and five Defensive Players of the Year to go along with 67 All-BIG EAST first and second team selections. Additionally, he and his staff have won BIG EAST Staff of the Year on two occasions.


In 2016, Georgetown went 6-11 with a mark of 4-3 in BIG EAST Conference play. The squad earned a BIG EAST Championship berth marking GU's 10th-consecutive trip to the conference postseason. The Blue & Gray had one player named all-region and four All-BIG EAST honorees.


Fried was named associate head coach for the Hoyas in November 2003 and was involved in all aspects of the Hoya program but focused on an offensive unit that became one of the most potent in the nation. On the other side of the field in 2003, Georgetown led the nation in caused turnovers.


Prior to Georgetown, Fried was an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University for nine seasons. While at the school, Fried served as the recruiting coordinator and helped build Hopkins in to a Division I Top 20 program after aiding in the transition from a strong D-III program.


A 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Fried was an All-America midfielder for the Retrievers lacrosse team. As a senior, he served as team captain, was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned the team's Leadership Award. He was named to UMBC's All-Time Team in 1990.


Fried arrived at Hopkins following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the Gilman School and serving a season as an assistant at his alma mater. He also played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings from 1989-92 and 1997 and the Baltimore Thunder from 1993-94.


Fried is also active in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and has served as the organization's vice president, on the board of directors, on its ethics and recruiting tournaments committees. Currently, he is the chair of the Regional All-American Committee and is a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Committee.


After serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Elite Team for three years, Fried was named the head coach of the national team in August of 2009.


After leading Team USA to an undefeated gold medal in 2013 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Canada, his position was renewed through 2017. It marked his second World Cup gold after winning in the summer of 2009 as an assistant in Prague, Czech Republic.


As the head coach of the national team, Fried appoints assistant coaches, identifies talented players for the squad and advises on the direction women's lacrosse takes in the United States.


He, his wife Halyna, and their children, Jack (13) and Paige (11), reside in Columbia, Md.

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Nick Williams

Nick Williams was elevated to assistant coach in 2014 after a one-year stint as a volunteer assistant. Williams came to the Hilltop after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Florida.


In 2016, Georgetown went 6-11 with a mark of 4-3 in BIG EAST Conference play. The squad earned its 10th-consecutive BIG EAST Championship berth, and the Blue & Gray had one player named all-region as well as four All-BIG EAST honorees.


In his first season, Georgetown went 11-9 with a mark of 6-1 in BIG EAST Conference play. The squad advanced to the BIG EAST Championship game and earned an NCAA Tournament berth defeating Johns Hopkins, 9-8, in overtime in the first round. GU fell to the University of North Carolina, 10-8. The Blue & Gray had three players named all-region and six All-BIG EAST honorees.


The following year, GU was the BIG EAST Regular Season Co-Champion.


At Florida, Williams was the defensive coordinator for one season. Williams was involved in all day-to-day activities of the team including scouting, practice planning, film and working with the Florida Lacrosse Summer Camp. He was also instrumental in recruiting.


With Williams, the Gators went 18-3 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. In 2013, he coached the top four award winners in the conference as well as five All-America honorees.


Williams served two seasons (2010-12) as an assistant coach for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse team and was instrumental with overseeing team defense and team goalkeepers, while also assisting with recruiting, scouting opponents and camps and clinics.


In two seasons with UND, Williams helped compile a 23-15 record as he worked directly with many goalies and defenders who brought in national awards. The Irish were eighth in the country in caused turnovers and 34th in scoring defense in 2012. They finished with a 13-4 record and were eliminated by national champion Northwestern in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Prior to Notre Dame, he spent a season working with women's lacrosse at his alma mater, Towson, where he was a two-sport athlete in men's lacrosse and football. During his lone season at Towson, Williams helped the women's team to a 13-3 overall record, a first-ever at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament and a final ranking of seventh in the nation, the highest ranking in school history.


Assisting with both the offense and defense, he helped coach the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year, three First Team All-CAA picks, two second team choices and two all-rookie selections.


As a four-year member of the Tigers men's lacrosse team, Williams played 61 career games and helped Towson to a pair of CAA championships. He scored 29 goals with 22 assists in his career, including a career-best, four-goal game against Cornell in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Williams graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in sports management.


The Baltimore, Md., native also was a football standout at Towson and is the fifth-leading rusher in school history with 1,985 yards during his career. As a sophomore, Williams rushed for 911 yards in 11 games, including a career-high 169 yards in a win over Delaware. He was a Third Team All-Atlantic 10 selection at running back following his sophomore year.


Additionally, Williams spent time as the assistant coach of women's lacrosse at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., during the spring of 2009. That previous fall he was the running backs coach at his high school alma mater - Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore.


He resides in Washington, D.C.

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