Howard Offit joined the Georgetown University men's lacrosse coaching staff as a volunteer assistant during the fall of 2015. Offit brings over 35 years of coaching experience to the Hilltop where he will work with the Hoyas' faceoff specialists.
Prior to Georgetown, Offit spent the prior two seasons with Georgetown Prep's boys lacrosse team, where he helped guide the Little Hoyas to a 19-1 record and an IAC Championship in 2014.
Offit spent 10 seasons coaching at The Landon School from 2001 until 2010. While there, he developed the faceoff specialists, wing play and midfield offense. During his tenure, the Bears won eight IAC Championships, as well back-to-back National Championships in 2001 and 2002.
At the collegiate level, Offit spent two seasons Johns Hopkins, his alma mater, from 1999-2000. At JHU he worked with the faceoff players and wing play. He began his coaching career with UMBC in 1996, focusing on the faceoff X. He helped the Retrievers improve their faceoff win percentage during his three seasons, as they ranked among the top 10 during his last two years, as the team made the playoffs consecutively in 1998 and 1999. He was awarded the Martin Schwartz Award in 1999.
Away from the field, Offit moved to Bethesda, where in 2003, he co-launched the Under Armour Underclassmen Games with his company Level2Sports which later introduced the adidas and Brine National Lacrosse Classic. He has also been instrumental in the further development of the Tewaaraton Award as an advisory board member from 2006 to 2010. In addition, he currently is on the Israeli Lacrosse advisory board and an assistant coach for the Israel National Team and the Head Coach of the IPLL Team Ashkelon in Israel during the summer. He is a Principal at Sierra US Realty, a solicitor for Bronfman E.L. Rothschild, and CEO of Strimetrics, LLC, a sports event development and management company.
A Baltimore native, Offit's lacrosse career started at Boys Latin, before heading to Johns Hopkins University. He helped the Blue Jays to four National Championship games, winning three in 1978, 1979 and 1980. During his time at JHU the team compiled a record of 53 -3. He was one of the first to focus on face-offs for the Blue Jays and earned the Ciccarone Award his senior year. He went onto play for Maryland Lacrosse Club and won three straight club championships and was selected as an alternate for the USA Indoor team in 1982. He also played for the USA Masters Team LaxWorld in 1998 where his team won the Gold Medal.
Offit graduated with B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University 1981 and later earned his MBA from JHU's Carey School of Business in 1995.
Howard is married to Dr. Fabiana Steren Offit, a cosmetic Dentist in Rockville. They have two children, Josh and Michelle. Josh was team captain as well as both Academic All-American and All-American midfielder at Duke University. Michelle played defense for University of Florida, where she was a team captain and earned all-academic league honors and four league championships.