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Gait-way To Greatness

A man with something to prove. A female sports team in need of a leader. A cross-dressing Jonathan Brandis trying to win over a teammate, all the while leading the team to victory and glory.

Two of of those three things apply to the announcement that Syracuse legend Gary Gait will be the new head coach of the women's lacrosse team. (If you want all three, rent Lafd

Gait has big shoes to fill (figuratively, not literally). He's replacing Lisa Miller who resigned after the season to take the head coaching job at Harvard, the Stansbury of the East. Miller is the only coach in the program's history and turned it into an NCAA Tournament team.

Gait's no slouch in the coaching department though.

Gait spent nine seasons as assistant coach of the women's team at the University of Maryland (1994-2002).The Terrapins won seven consecutive NCAA championships during his time in College Park.

Just in case you're out of the loop on how good Gait was,
feast your eyes on all these stats and records. He was good.

What I look forward to the most though is the influence Gait is going to be on these young women. Perhaps right now they spend their weekends getting "plastered" or "wasted." Not on Gary Gait's watch. No, sir.