February 20, 2018

Ohio State Mourns The Loss of Terry Gilmore


Feb. 20, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Department of Athletics and men’s lacrosse program were saddened today to learn of the death of Terry Gilmore, who played for the Buckeyes from 1976 through 1979.

Gilmore, Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer with 250 points, twice earned All-American honors (1978, 1979) and was the first-ever lacrosse player to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. As a junior in 1978, Gilmore set the single-season record for assists – 49 – on his way to scoring 80 points for an Ohio State team that won 13 straight games was crowned Midwest Lacrosse Association champions.

“Terry was an all-time great Buckeye and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family,” said head coach Nick Myers. “The impact that Terry had on our program will last forever. He’ll be greatly missed.”

Not only does Gilmore rank No. 1 in school history in points, he’s also No. 3 in career goals (123) and No. 1 in assists (127). As a senior, he had 13 points (6G, 7A) in a game against Michigan State and had 90 points on the season, a record that still stands today.