About Mike Gottleib

A favorite passion of mine is to be a part of the Navy Old Goats Lacrosse Team which began in 1991. I can be found pictured above (top left, #70) with the Navy Grandmasters in Vail. At right, with former classmates Eddie Tempesta (AA Hon Mention ’70) and Greg Murphy (AA/Schmeisser Award) as we reminisce about the old days!

Michael Gottleib Lacrosse Graphics has been a source of lacrosse art and design since 1974. MGLG art has received awards from the Montana Advertising Federation, Print Magazine and was on display at the Baltimore Orioles Sports Art Gallery at Camden Yards, and can be found at the Bilderback/Moore Navy Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Annapolis MD.

Mike grew up in Baltimore County and played lacrosse and soccer at the Naval Academy, graduating in 1970. A highlight of his college career was playing in the 1969 season-ending Army/Navy game which was a missed opportunity to share a national championship. Wearing the blue and gold vying for national championships continues to be a lasting memory and inspiration.

Mike assisted with the early growth of lacrosse in both southern and northern California as player, referee, and founder of teams. He also coached high school, college and club lacrosse with the San Francisco University High School; U. of California, Berkeley; Golden Gate LC; the US Grandmasters Eagles; and Navy Old Goats. He is a current assistant coach for the Helena, MT Huskies (U-19), winning the state JV championship in their first year of competition (2013).

In expanding opportunities for a growing lacrosse fraternity, Mike was the founder of the Old Mission Beach Lacrosse Club (OMBAC) in San Diego (1975), the Ralph Dole's Piano Bar Athletic Club of California (1977-1983), and the Navy Old Goats (1991).

Team Dole was the first three-time winner of the Vail Shootout. Team Dole’s success can be largely attributed to the coaching influence of Army great and US Lacrosse Hall of Famer, Norm Webb. Norm was a close friend for many years and inspiration to many connected with this great sport.

The Old Goats, competing in the SuperMasters Division of the Vail Shootout, are also three-time champions (1995, 1997, 2000). Mike was recognized during the 25th anniversary as one of 25 individuals contributing to the Vail Shootout's success since inception in 1973.

During the Grand Masters of Lacrosse competition at the 1998 World Games in Baltimore, Mike coached the Eagles, one of the four American teams.

In February, 2010, Mike was honored with many others “who by deeds and example personify the great contribution of the sport of lacrosse to our way of life” as an inductee to the Northern California Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

With degrees in engineering, fine arts, graphic design, an MBA, and Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Mike combines years of on-field action with artistic excellence. Having been a part of lacrosse on each coast and the Rocky Mountains, Mike continues to create visual memories for America’s lacrosse enthusiasts from his studio in Montana.


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Mike (#10) with teammate Cliff Kolson at McDonough Hall, Naval Academy, c.1968.


Navy Old Goats at the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, 2006 (That’s me, #70, first on left, back row)