Coach Bill Pilat 

Entering his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated well over 65 percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history. A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career, while losing just 110. Pilat is by far the winningest coach in the team’s history. His winning percentage of .700 is also the best in the history of the Roanoke lacrosse program and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

In 27 seasons as the RC head coach, Pilat has led the Maroons to a top-10 ranking 18 times, culminating with a number-four ranking in 1992 and 1997 and a number-three ranking in 2005 and 2006 and a Number 1 ranking in 2009. He has coached 70 All-Americans, 67 First Team All-ODAC selections, and eight conference Players of the Year. In 19 of his 27 seasons, the Maroons have completed the season ranked among the nation’s top 20.



Coach Pilat addresses the camp


Head Coach : 27th Season
Roanoke ’85 :
302 wins (70% win percentage) – best in ODAC history

Coaching Career
Head Coach – Roanoke College – 1989-present
Assistant Coach – Roanoke College – 1988
Assistant Coach – Washington & Lee University – 1987
Graduate Assistant – Alfred University – 1986

Playing Career

Roanoke College – 1982-85

3 Time College All American Goalie
C. Markland Kelly Award as “NCAA Goalie of the Year – 1985”
2 Time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year – 1984, 1985
North South All Star – 1985
Team USA Selected for Tryouts – 1985

Bachelor of Arts Degree – Roanoke College – 1985

Master’s of Education – Alfred University – 1986

Coach Pilat being interviewed after NCAA playoff win