When I think of the ultimate coach, I think not of Bill Belichick or Scotty Bowman or Phil Jackson — I think of Richie Moran.
— Jeremy Schaap, ESPN

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  • 29 seasons as Cornell’s head coach, 257-121 (.680)
  • Three undefeated seasons (1970,’76 and ’77)
  • Three National Championships (1971, ’76,’77)
  • 15 Ivy league championships
  • 42 consecutive NCAA victories (NCAA record)
  • 39 consecutive Ivy League victories (conference record)
  • Only shutout victory in NCAA tournament history (14-0 over W&L, 1976)
  • 3-time USILA Coach of the Year (1971, ’77,’87)
  • USILA Man of the Year (1975)
  • 117 All-Americans – 202 All-Ivy players
  • Recipient of the Spirit of Tewaarton Award (2012)
  • Named Head Coach Emeritus at Cornell (2015)
  • Numerous Halls of Fame
  • One of two coaches to win a national championship as a player (Maryland, 1959) and as a coach
  • Founder and leader of Irish Lacrosse Foundation (2001-present)
  • Awesome dad
  • Even more awesome grandpa

Richie's long-awaited autobiography takes readers on a 350-page journey from the legendary coach's birth during the Great Depression, to his family's great sacrifice during World War II, to his years as an elite player and a revered and successful coach, to his lifetime of connecting with people in ways that only he can. Moving stories, priceless photos, heartfelt testimonials... Anyone who loves Richie will love his book, and will want several copies!

Written by Richie Moran with an assist from Steve Lawrence


  • Sports columnist at the Ithaca Times since 1992
  • 2,000-plus published articles
  • 2-time winner of the NY Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest (Sports Features)
  • Dad to three wonderful daughters