Garrett Hanrahan, Head Coach.
Coach Hanrahan began his coaching tenure at UF in 2016. Before that, he was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Merritt Island High School.
Prior to becoming a coach, Hanrahan enjoyed a 13 year playing career dating back to his youth in Virginia. He played midfield for the Gators for 4 years and captained the team during his senior season. Coach Hanrahan graduated from UF in 2015 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Through Coach Hanrahan's first three seasons at the helm, UF Lacrosse has a combined regular season record of 27-13 (67.5%). In 2018, the Gators returned to the ranks of the MCLA National Top 25 for the first time since 2011, climbing as high as #23. As a result of the team's effort and success, Coach Hanrahan was selected as the UF RecSports Coach of the Year for 2017-2018.
Nick Thunman, Assistant Coach.
Coach Thunman joined the Gators staff in the fall of 2019 and made an immediate impact as evidenced by the program's success in the spring of 2020. His work set a new standard for team culture with an emphasis on positivity, intensity, and confidence. This has resulted in more intense practices, increased commitment and buy-in to individual skill work that pays dividends on game day, and one of the best sideline cultures in the MCLA.
Coach Thunman graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with degrees in Finance & Risk Management. While at USC, he played for the Gamecocks Club Baseball team.
Tom Rayburn, Assistant Coach.
Coach Rayburn has been coaching youth sports at all levels for over 20 years and has been coaching lacrosse for over 10 years. He joined the UF staff in 2016 and also serves as defensive coordinator at Eastside High School in Gainesville. Before that, Coach Rayburn enjoyed a tenure coaching lacrosse at West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA.
Coach Rayburn is a 1985 UF graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice. He earned a commission in the United States Army through the UF ROTC program and spent over 26 years on active duty, primarily as an Operations and Training Officer. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Coach Rayburn is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Drew Virk, Volunteer Assistant Coach.
Coach Virk joined the Gator Lacrosse staff in the fall of 2020, bringing with him a wealth of lacrosse experience, knowledge, and success as both a coach and player.
Most recently, Coach Virk was the head coach of the Stanford Men's Lacrosse program from 2008-2016. During that time, the Cardinal won two WCLL Championships and, in doing so, earned two berths to the MCLA National Championship tournament.
As a player, Coach Virk had an outstanding career at the NCAA Div. I level as a midfielder and face-off specialist for the University of Maryland. Following his time as a Terp, Coach Virk played field for the San Francisco Dragons of Major League Lacrosse and indoor for the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.