Legends Of Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Celebrates Former Head Coach Ned Harkness (1919-2008) Who Coached The “Big Red” From 1966-1968 And A 35-1 Overall Record (Video)


In 1965, tragedy struck the Cornell athletic family when two Big Red assistant lacrosse coaches were killed when their plane crashed on their way home from a recruiting trip. Harkness was called upon to assist head lacrosse coach Bob Cullen, and the next year, after Cullen stepped down, Harkness was made the new head coach of Big Red lacrosse at the request of his players. Over his three years directing the lacrosse team, he posted a 35-1 record and won a pair of Ivy League titles that were sandwiched around a runner-up finish.

One response to “Legends Of Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Celebrates Former Head Coach Ned Harkness (1919-2008) Who Coached The “Big Red” From 1966-1968 And A 35-1 Overall Record (Video)

  1. redandhiteweekly

    Ned Harkness is the greatest coach in Cornell history in any sport. In addition to to the 35-1 lacrosse record, he coached the hockey team to 2 national championships. The only other coach that comes close is Pop Warner, but he found most of his success at Pittsburgh.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s