Brian Dougherty

Brian "Doc" Dougherty (born December 10, 1973) is a lacrosse goaltender. He attended The Episcopal Academy before attending University of Maryland. He is currently the head coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

Brian Dougherty
Born (1973-12-10) December 10, 1973
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityUnited States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight202 pounds (92 kg)
NLL draft2nd overall, 1996
Baltimore Thunder
NLL teamsPhiladelphia Wings
Baltimore Thunder
MLL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Barrage
Long Island Lizards
Rochester Rattlers
NCAA teamUniversity of Maryland
Head coach Chestnut Hill College
Pro career2001
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2012


Dougherty is one of the most decorated and accomplished goaltenders in the history of lacrosse. He is a three-time recipient of the Major League Lacrosse Goaltender of the Year Award,[1] and was awarded the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award in back to back years in as the NCAA Goaltender of the Year.[2]

In 1995, with the Terrapins, Dougherty was named the NCAA tournament MVP. Dougherty was selected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012.

MLL career

Dougherty played with the Philadelphia Barrage from 2005 to 2008, played with the Long Island Lizards from 2003 to 2004 and Rochester Rattlers from 2001 to 2002.

Dougherty has been part of three Steinfeld Cup Championship teams: the Long Island Lizards in 2001, the Philadelphia Barrage in 2006, and again in 2007. He has appeared in many Major League Lacrosse All-Star Games [3]

He was also the starting goalie for 1998 United States Lacrosse team that won the World Lacrosse Championship.

NLL career

Dougherty has also played box lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League for the Philadelphia Wings and the Baltimore Thunder, though he played sparingly.

Coaching career

Dougherty has coached Division II Chestnut Hill College since 2011.



    Regular Season   Playoffs
2003Long Island1053611512.9%16058.2%621202713.5%4663.0%1
2004Long Island1269718315.8%26759.3%11-------
MLL Totals834,7241008-1,416-43739582-118-3


    Regular Season   Playoffs
NLL Totals32981416.5563.64120000

See also


Preceded by
Scott Bacigalupo
Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award
1995 & 1996
Succeeded by
Greg Cattrano
Preceded by
Greg Cattrano
Major League Lacrosse Goaltender of the Year
Succeeded by
Greg Cattrano
Preceded by
Chris Garrity
Major League Lacrosse Goaltender of the Year
2006 & 2007
Succeeded by


  1. "Brian Dougherty Honored As 2007 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year". August 20, 2007. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
  2. "Brian Dougherty is Living the Dream". 2007-07-23. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  3. "Brian Dougherty Player Bio". Retrieved 2007-07-24.

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