Jeff Gombar (Port Coquitlam, BC)

Lacrosse has taken Jeff Gombar to all corners of the world since he picked up a lacrosse stick as a 5-year-old in Port Moody, BC. He played goal for the Coquitlam Jr. A Adanacs (1984-87), won 1st Team All-Star and top goaltender honours (1986 & 1987) and was BCJALL co-MVP with Paul Gait . His first exposure to field lacrosse came as a member of the Team BC U19 field lacrosse team that competed at the 1985 Western States Lacrosse Tournament. His play led to a scholarship offer from Whittier College where his teams won three Western Collegiate Lacrosse League titles and two Western States championships (1985-1989). In his senior year, he was a conference All- Star and named an alternate for the North-South Collegiate all-star game. Jeff was a first-round draft pick of the Coquitlam Adanacs (1988) and played 13 WLA seasons with Coquitlam, North Shore and Okanagan.

His Coquitlam Adanacs and Tri-City field lacrosse clubs were 6-time Provincial champs and he received top goaltender honours in each. His club won six National Field Lacrosse Championships. Jeff lead his squad to four national titles including three Ross Cups (1992, 2004 & 2007). Gombar was named top goaltender on three occasions and Ross Cup MVP goalie (2004). He played on two Pacific Northwest Lacrosse Association tournament champions (1990 & 1991) and received top goaltender honours twice (1991 & 2001). As a member of Team Canada’s Men’s Field Lacrosse team, he competed at the World Championships in Manchester (1994), Baltimore (1998) and Perth (2002) winning a bronze and two silvers.

Gombar was the first Head Coach of the SFU Men’s field lacrosse program (1996-1999) where his team captured three PNCLL titles. Jeff was an assistant coach on the world champion 2006 Team Canada Senior Men’s Field Lacrosse Team that won Canada’s first FIL title since 1978. He was an assistant coach with the Team Canada U19 Men’s team that captured silver (2008) and with the silver medal winning Team Canada Senior Men’s squad (2010). He was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of the 2006 Team Canada Men’s Field team (Team Category).

Jeff Gombar (supplemental)