As first reported by Inside Lacrosse, Stony Brook has hired Towson offensive coordinator Anthony Gilardi as the next head coach of the Seawolves. This hiring comes after Jim Nagle and Stony Brook parted ways last month.
Gilardi comes to Stony Brook after spending nine seasons at Towson as the Tigers offensive coordinator. He was also the associate head coach from 2017-2019 as well.
During his time at Towson he helped lead the Tigers to five NCAA tournament appearances, including a final four appearance in 2016. Towson also won five CAA conference championships during Gilardi’s tenure as an assistant as well.
Gilardi’s name has been mentioned in a few coaching searches over the past few years, but ultimately Stony Brook was the one to pull him away from Towson.
He will now be leading a Stony Brook program that is looking to get back on the path to consistent success in the America East. The Seawolves went 9-6 last season, being upset in the first round of the America East tournament by UMBC.
This past season was the Seawolves first above .500 since 2016. Gilardi has his hands full at Stony Brook, but as a Long Island native he is surely able to bring in some talent from that hotbed. The Seawolves also have a wealth of talent coming back next season.