Richie Moran, an all-county midfielder at Sewanhaka High School from 1951-1955, helped the team to four consecutive undefeated seasons. A 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland, he was a key performer on the 1959 Terrapins national championship team.
Moran's head coaching career began in 1961 at Manhasset High School where he compiled a 67-5 record over five seasons, winning the Long Island Championship from 1962-1964. In 1966, Moran became the first lacrosse coach at Elmont High School, amassing a 29-3 record and two league championships in two seasons. He was also the head coach of the Long Island Athletic Club from 1966-1968, compiling a 31-4 record and capturing the 1968 club championship - the first club title ever won by a Northern Team.
From 1969 through 1997, Moran was the head coach at Cornell University, winning national championships in 1971, 1976 and 1977. His squads won 15 Ivy League championships, including 10 consecutive titles. From 1976-1978, Cornell set an NCAA record with 42 consecutive victories. And from 1973-1979, his squads won 39 consecutive Ivy League contests. He compiled a 257-121 record in 29 seasons.
Moran's credits include: president, USLCA (1980-81); president, USILA (1989); chairman, North/South All-Star game (1975-1987): USILA Coach of the Year (1971, 1977 and 1987); USILA Man of the Year (1975); and head coach, USA Team (1978 World Games). Moran has also been inducted into the Manhasset, Long Island, and Upstate New York Lacrosse Halls of Fame.
Richie Moran passed away in April, 2022 at the age of 85.