Long-time Boys’ Latin Assistant Head Coach will take over the Loyola program in 2019


Gene Ubriaco, the Assistant Head Coach of the Boys’ Latin varsity lacrosse team has been named the new head coach at Loyola Blakefield, effective with the 2019 season.

Ubriaco will replace current Loyola head coach Ben Rubeor who announced last November that 2018 would be his final season with the Dons.

Ubriaco is a graduate of BL and has served on the lacrosse staff there since 1997. He will remain with the Lakers in 2018 and be on staff as his son Michael, an long-stick middle, completes his senior season at Boys’ Latin. When he moves to Loyola, at the start of the 2018-19 school year, he will also join the faculty as a middle school mathematic instructor.

“I am humbled and honored to be joining the Loyola community,” said Ubriaco. “As a teacher, I am thrilled to be joining the faculty at the middle school level. From my experience, middle school boys are extremely eager learners, which makes the classroom experience invigorating. From a coaching perspective, Loyola is an incredible place to take on the challenge of leading a nationally competitive lacrosse program. I’m excited to meet the boys and begin working toward the various ways we’ll measure success as a team, both on and off of the field.”

After graduating from Boys’ Latin, Ubriaco played college lacrosse at Loyola University. He began his coaching career at the University of Delaware, as an Offensive Coordinator, before returning to BL.

“Gene’s experience in the classroom and on the field make him an excellent leader of our lacrosse program, as well as an outstanding ambassador of our mission,” said John Marinacci, Principal at Loyola. “As a career educator, he understands the importance of leading by example, fostering a culture of servant leadership, and promoting a positive learning and playing environment.”