6 with a 10-9 overtime win in 2001. Denver men's lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney's post-game comments following the Pioneers' 12-10 loss at Penn University of Denver men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney tried to play small-college football before shifting his attention to the sport he has come to dominate from the sideline. The program alternated between varsity and club status until entering Division I in 1999. The Pioneers' success under Tierney continued as they topped Johns Hopkins 14-9 in the quarterfinals to earn a trip to the Final Four. Outside of his collegiate coaching honors, Tierney has coached the United States to the World Championship in 1998, and was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame as part of the 2002 class. ESPN Denver 1600; Game Day Central; Game Preview; Denver Ticket Office; DENVER – The Bill Tierney Radio Show, from Your Hometown Toyota Stores Studio, will make its season debut on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN Denver 1600. National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Bill Tierney will reach his 500th game as a Division I head coach Saturday when his University of Denver Pioneers visit St. John's in a … He acquired a program that was underdeveloped, and quickly turned it around. Denver also finished second in the nation in with an 83.3 winning percentage and fourth in the nation in scoring offense (12.44), scoring margin (3.78) and assists per game (6.83). It’s a beautiful late summer afternoon, the first day of practice for the 2015 season, and Tierney’s 47 players are quietly running drills — too quietly for Tierney’s liking. Princeton was 12-46 in the four years prior to Tierney's arrival, and his first team, in 1988, went 2-13. Volunteer Assistant Coach. DU Pioneers lacrosse coach Bill Tierney returns to where it all began in NCAA Tournament Denver (12-3) faces Notre Dame (9-5) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday The official 2020 Men's Lacrosse Roster for the University of Denver Pioneers. His first recruiting class, the Class of 1992, arrived the following fall. Tierney's Pioneers were young and starting to turn the corner when the season was cut short after just six games. The Denver bench boss became the second coach in Division I men's lacrosse history to reach 400 career wins, doing so 62 games faster than longtime friend and competitor John Danowski. The team finished the season with its highest-ever ranking of No. [1] He has coached seven NCAA DI championship teams, including six at Princeton University and one at the University of Denver. 2014: The 2014 campaign saw Denver finish 16-3, and a perfect 6-0 in the program's first season in the BIG EAST. Tierney played collegiate lacrosse at Cortland State where he was also a member of Delta Kappa Beta fraternity. University of Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney stands in the middle of the field at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus. Coach Tierney called the change a "wonderful opportunity to start this new chapter in my life."[5]. 10 Notre Dame, a 14-11 victory that included a 7-0 run in the middle of the game. Denver dropped the BIG EAST Semifinal to Marquette, ultimately earning the fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament. [4] In 1992, Tierney was awarded USILA Coach of the Year honors. Tierney's ability to win close games in the NCAA tournament is legendary. Or, the 63-year-old could retire in a year or so. There are very few people who have stadiums or fields named after them. ), Duke, Notre Dame). Courtney Tierney played basketball at Franklin & Marshall and now is the head girls' basketball coach at Pingry School in Central New Jersey. The 1989 season saw Princeton improve to 6-8, and the Tigers broke through in 1990, reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time ever and defeating Johns Hopkins before losing to Yale in the quarterfinals. ... Bill Tierney. Tierney took over the reins of the University of Denver men's lacrosse program in July 2009 after serving as the head coach at Princeton since the 1988 season. He moved to Levittown High in 1980, and he went from there to his first college stop, Rochester Institute of Technology. The Pioneers not only entered the 2016 campaign with a 13-game winning-streak, but a 16-game winning streak at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, the longest such active streak in the nation at the time. He has coached seven NCAA DI championship teams, including six at Princeton University and one at the University of Denver. Denver's head coach Bill Tierney gets a hug after their 10-5 win over Maryland in the ... University of Denver wins its first NCAA men’s lacrosse title. Story Links. Denver would go on to finish 9-1 in-front of 10 sellout crowds at Peter Barton in 2017. He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995 and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. The Pioneers season came to an end in a 9-8 loss to No. Princeton defeated Syracuse 10-9 in double overtime to win the 1992 national title, and the Tigers gave Tierney his second championship on Memorial Day 1994 with a 9-8 overtime win over Virginia. 2021 University of Denver Athletics, Video Platform powered by CBS Prior to the start of the season, Tierney was honored as US Lacrosse Magazine's Person of the Year for 2009. The program alternated between varsity and club status until entering Division I in 1999. John Gallant. Connor Cannizzaro was named a Tewaaraton finalist, DU's second in as many years. Tierney's impact on the student-athletes at Denver has resulted in nine USILA First Team All-Americans (program's first nine), nine USILA Second Team All-Americans, five USILA Third Team All-Americans, 22 USILA All-America Honorable Mention selections, nine USILA Scholar All-Americans, one ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, four BIG EAST Attackmen of the Year, five BIG EAST Midfielders of the Year, two ECAC Rookie of the Year award winners, one ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, two BIG EAST Defensive Players of the Year and Specialist of the Year, two BIG EAST Goalkeepers of the Year, 47 all-conference first team selections and 23 all-conference second team selections. The Denver Pioneers men's lacrosse team represents the University of Denver (DU) in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse. LXTC, previously known as Tierney Lacrosse LLC, was founded by the University of Denver men's lacrosse coaches Bill Tierney, Trevor Tierney and Matt Brown in 2009. Denver remained unbeaten at 26-0 all-time in BIG EAST regular season play to take its fifth-straight BIG EAST title. On May 25, 2015 Coach Tierney led Denver to the team's first National Championship. Following college, Tierney pursued a master's degree at Adelphi University, and coached high school lacrosse at Great Neck South High School, then Levittown Memorial High School. This was the small college, non Division I national tournament, prior to the splitting of Division I, II and III national torunaments. Denver men's lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney's pre-game comments prior to the Pioneers' game against Notre Dame. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Brianne is now the head women's lacrosse coach at Kent State. One of collegiate lacrosse’s legendary coaches, Bill Tierney took over the reins of the University of Denver men’s lacrosse program in July 2009 after serving as the head coach at Princeton since the 1988 season. William G. Tierney (born September 26, 1952) is an American lacrosse coach who currently heads the men's lacrosse team at the University of Denver.Tierney is the first college lacrosse coach to win an NCAA DI Championship west of the Eastern Time Zone. [5] Following this success, Tierney joined the Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays as an assistant lacrosse coach (winning two national championships), and also served as head coach of the soccer team from 1985 to 1987. Matt Brown. [7], Coach Tierney began coaching the men's lacrosse team at the University of Denver on July 1, 2009. Voice of the Pioneers Tyler Maun will join Tierney to discuss the 2020 Faceoff Classic and preview the Pioneers home date with North Carolina Sunday at 12 p.m. MT. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's Post-game Comments following the Pioneers' 9-8 overtime win over Villanova in BIG EAST play. 2013: With his first freshman class becoming seniors, Tierney and his coaching staff took the Pioneers' to new heights once again in his fourth season. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's post-game comments following the Pioneers' 17-9 win over Georgetown in Big East Play. Four of his seven NCAA championship game wins have been in overtime. They beat Maryland by a score of 10-5. Despite falling to Syracuse in the semifinals, coach Tierney and the Pioneers put together a 14-5 overall record, a 6-1 mark in league action and secured their third ECAC Regular Season Title. Voice of the Pioneers Tyler Maun, who will return for his fourth season in the booth with the men… Here's a look at how he reached this milestone. 2020: COVID-19 shortened the 2020 season. After starting the year with a stunning 14-12 come-from-behind win over the No. © Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach. Tierney helped Hopkins to the national title in 1985 and 1987 and the national semifinals in 1986. In addition in 2011, he helped Denver secure its first NCAA Tournament victory with a 13-10 win over Villanova in the first-ever NCAA Tournament game west of the Mississippi River. Tierney won the Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1992 while at Princeton and in 2015 at Denver. In his 11 seasons at DU, Tierney has amassed an impressive 136-43 overall record and an even more impressive 52-5 conference mark. He compiled a career record of 238-86 at Princeton and has a career collegiate record of 404-134 for an impressive .751 winning percentage. 4 in the nation according to the last Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Brianne Tierney, who played lacrosse at Colgate, joined the Pioneers' staff in August of 2012 as the Director of Lacrosse Operations and served as the head women's lacrosse coach and assistant field hockey coach for two seasons at Cherry Creek High School. [3], In 1972, Tierney was a member of a seminal Cortland NCAA Semifinal team that upset Navy. Tierney has also been renowned as one of the country's best evaluators of talent, as he has had a remarkable impact on his newcomers, including 2015 freshman Trevor Baptiste, who won the most faceoffs of any freshman in NCAA history. A full schedule for the show this season is below. Tierney then led Princeton to the NCAA championship game each year from 2000 to 2002, each time against Syracuse, including title No. Following the campaign, senior faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste became the sixth player in the history of the sport to earn First Team All-America status in all four years of his college career, and was named a Tewaaraton Award Finalist for the second-straight year, giving Denver four in four seasons. After helping Cortland State to the USILA college division championship as a senior in 1973, Tierney began his head coaching career at Great Neck South High on Long Island in 1976. The 1991 season ended in heartbreaking style, as the Tigers lost 14-13 to Towson in the quarterfinals in three overtimes. There are far fewer who have been alive to witness this honor. In the 20 years prior to his arrival, Princeton did not win an Ivy League championship, did not play in an NCAA tournament and did not have a first-team All-American. 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