St. Joseph’s Prep announced the hiring of Tyler Gilbert as the school’s new head lacrosse coach. Gilbert served as the head coach at Saint Louis University High School in Missouri where he advanced to the state finals and semifinals in his two seasons at the helm.
“We underwent a deliberate national search for our lacrosse coaching position because we wanted to make sure we found a person completely committed to the student athletes in our lacrosse program and who understands the mission and value of our Jesuit institution,” said Athletic Director Dennis Hart in a press release. “Tyler’s background at a high level of lacrosse and having spent the past two years at a Jesuit school gives me the confidence that he is the right person for the Prep.”

Gilbert has over a decade of coaching experience, including heading the programs at Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, and SLUH. As a player, Gilbert is the only person in NCAA history to win a Division III (Washington College) and a Division I (Virginia) National Championship in back-to-back years. At Washington College, he was named co-rookie of the year and scored two goals in the championship game. At UVA, he was part of two ACC championships and a Final Four appearance in addition to the National Championship.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named the next head lacrosse coach at St. Joe’s Prep,” said Gilbert. “Throughout the interview process, I became increasingly encouraged that it was the perfect fit so I’m glad the athletic department and administration felt the same way in the final analysis. I’m excited to return to the city where I grew up and learned to play lacrosse and humbled to have a chance to do what I love at an esteemed Jesuit institution like the Prep.”

Gilbert is also the founder and director of Prolific Lacrosse, a premiere program featuring top youth and high school players in both Los Angeles and St. Louis.