Induction Year: 2023
Location: Rocky Point
Category: Lacrosse and Coaching
Mike Bowler was the head coach of Rocky Point Lacrosse for 48 years. He started the program in 1974 as an intramural sport. His 444 wins rank among the most in Long Island lacrosse history. Bowler was named U.S. Lacrosse National Coach of the Year in 2020. His teams won several Suffolk County championships and a New York State title in 2008. He coached hundreds of Division I student-athletes and dozens of All-Americans. Mike passed away in 2019 at the age of 72.