Chris Gabrielli Steps Down as Head Coach at Providence

(Photo Courtesy of Providence Athletics)

Providence and Chris Gabrielli are parting ways after 10 seasons, according to a release from the school on Wednesday afternoon.

“I want to thank Chris and his staff for all their efforts over the last 10 seasons,” Athletic Bob Driscoll said.  “We will begin a national search immediately.  Friar lacrosse has a strong infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities and unwavering support.  In addition, the BIG EAST is a nationally recognized lacrosse conference.  We have high expectations for our lacrosse team, which includes competing for championships and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I was provided to lead this program, especially during a phase when the College transitioned to such a high commitment level toward lacrosse,” Gabrielli said. “I will forever cherish the lifelong relationships that I have formed with our current and former players, assistant coaches, support staff, administrators, alumni and fellow coaches on campus. I know that I have grown as a person and as a coach after 10 years at Providence College.”

Gabrelli arrived at Providence ahead of the 2013 season and lead the Friars to an overall record of 61-81. The Friars went 6-8 during the 2022 campaign.

Three times during the Gabrielli era Providence made the Big East Tournament (2016, 2017, 2019). During that 2019 campaign, the Friars advanced to the title game where they fell to Marquette.

Gabrielli’s exit at Providence marks the second coaching move of this offseason and second in the Big East, being announced less than an hour after St. John’s announced the resignation of Jason Miller.

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