Trevor R. Tierney is a current National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's lacrosse assistant coach, former Major League Lacrosse (MLL) defensive coordinator and retired lacrosse goaltender who has played professional box lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and professional field lacrosse in MLL. The program alternated between varsity and club status until entering Division I in 1999. The 1991 season ended in heartbreaking style, as the Tigers lost 14-13 to Towson in the quarterfinals in three overtimes. Denver opened the 2017 NCAA "Western Regional", a bracket that featured the four-most western teams in the sport, with a 17-10 win over Air Force at Peter Barton and a 16-4 win over No. 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). So it’s no overstatement to say that the University of Denver scored an impressive coups when it lured the coach away from Princeton in 2009. Tierney and the Pioneers won both the BIG EAST Regular Season and the BIG EAST Tournament titles in 2014. After a 3-2 start, the Pioneers reeled off 13-straight games, including NCAA Tournament wins over No. 2020: COVID-19 shortened the 2020 season. Denver's opening run included wins at [9/10] North Carolina, at [2/1] Notre Dame and a neutral site win against [3/3] Duke. Tierney led the Pioneers to their second-straight ECAC Regular Season Title and helped to guide them to the first-ever ECAC Tournament Championship. DENVER – The Bill Tierney Radio Show, from Your Hometown Toyota Stores Studio, will return for episode seven of the season Wednesday at 4 p.m. MT on ESPN Denver 4 Notre Dame at Hofstra. 10 Notre Dame, a 14-11 victory that included a 7-0 run in the middle of the game. The Denver Pioneers men's lacrosse team represents the University of Denver (DU) in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse.The DU men's lacrosse program was first introduced in 1966 as a club sport. “Somebody told me it beats the heck out of the alternative — everybody talking about you, but you not being there to celebrate it,” says Bill Tierney, head coach of the highly successful DU men’s lacrosse team. Volunteer Assistant Coach. DENVER – University of Denver men's lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney has signed a contract extension to keep him in the Lacrosse Capital of the West through the 2024 season, DU Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Karlton … 1 national ranking and a thrilling roller coaster ride to their second semifinal appearance in three seasons in the NCAA Tournament. 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. Denver coach Bill Tierney picked up his 400th win against Georgetown. Prior to the start of the season, Tierney was honored as US Lacrosse Magazine's Person of the Year for 2009. 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. One of collegiate lacrosse's legendary coaches, 2015 USILA Division I National Coach of the Year Bill Tierney captured his NCAA-record seventh National Championship in 2015, becoming the first coach to win National Championships in charge of two different programs while leading the University of Denver to the program's first national title in just his sixth year in charge of the Pioneers. Denver ended the season with a win at No. Title No. Tierney's teams have had a combined winning percentage of .750. There are very few people who have stadiums or fields named after them. His first recruiting class, the Class of 1992, arrived the following fall. There are far fewer who have been alive to witness this honor. He took the team to its first NCAA tournaments in both 1983 and 1984. Full Bio. 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. Tierney coached his first Tewaaraton finalist in 2015 in Wesley Berg, who was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and broke Denver's career points and goals records on April 11 against St. John's. Bill Tierney is the John Wooden of college lacrosse. 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. A full schedule for the show this season is below. Tierney led DU to a 9-7 overall record in 2012, ending the season to top-seeded Loyola in the NCAA Quarterfinals after falling one-goal short of a return trip to the Final Four. PHILADELPHIA -- When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Head coach Bill Tierney appeared on an episode of the No Holden Back Podcast, hosted by CBS Sports Network lead play-by-play man Ben Holden and his son Luke. 5 was a 15-5 win over Maryland in 1998. 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. "[3], In 1998 and 2001, Tierney and his sons Trevor (a goaltender) and Brendan (midfield/attack), became the first father-sons combination to win an NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship together. One of collegiate lacrosse's legendary coaches, 2015 USILA Division I National Coach of the Year Bill Tierney captured his NCAA-record seventh National Championship in 2015, becoming the first coach to win National Championships in charge of two different programs while leading the University of Denver to the program's first national title in just his sixth year in charge of the Pioneers. His daughter Brianne Tierney, a former player at Loyola of Maryland and Colgate, is currently the women's head coach at Kent State, which will begin varsity play in the 2019 season; her husband Dylan Sheridan is the assistant coach at Ohio State and was the men's head coach at Cleveland State. In his 11 seasons at DU, Tierney has amassed an impressive 136-43 overall record and an even more impressive 52-5 conference mark. 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. 2010: In his first season at DU, Tierney surprised many by guiding the Pioneers to a 12-5 overall record, a record-setting nine-game winning streak and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Tierney's Pioneers were young and starting to turn the corner when the season was cut short after just six games. Matt Brown talked about the opportunity to coach alongside head coach Bill Tierney and more on this week's episode of the Pioneer Podcast, presented by Centura Health 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. 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. 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. DENVER (CBS4) – University of Denver’s Bill Tierney has six lacrosse national championships to his credit, but the one he wants most is as head coach of the Pioneers… He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995 and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. Create New Account. The Tigers again defeated Virginia in overtime in 1996 and then tied the largest victory margin in the championship game in 1997's 19-7 win over Maryland. Connor Cannizzaro was named a Tewaaraton finalist, DU's second in as many years. Voice of the Pioneers Tyler Maun and head coach Bill Tierney took a look back at last weekend's Faceoff Classic and preview this weekend's clash with... Voice of the Pioneers Tyler Maun and head coach Bill Tierney took a look back ... See more of DU Men's Lacrosse on Facebook. [6], Internationally, Tierney coached Team USA to a Gold Medal with a 15-14 OT win over Canada in the 1998 World Lacrosse Championships[4], In 2002, Tierney was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame with the distinction of being "a truly great coach. 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. Denver remained unbeaten at 26-0 all-time in BIG EAST regular season play to take its fifth-straight BIG EAST title. Princeton was 12-46 in the four years prior to Tierney's arrival, and his first team, in 1988, went 2-13. LXTC is the umbrella brand that powers the University of Denver Pioneers lacrosse camps, clinics and tournaments, the Denver Elite club teams, and the USBOXLA Denver box lacrosse programs. 2019: Denver reached double digit wins for the seventh-straight season, won the BIG EAST regular season title, but fell in the BIG EAST title game at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Tierney. 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. The Pioneers hosted the BIG EAST Championships for the first time, dropping the final to Marquette who snapped Denver's 22-game home winning streak which finished 10th in NCAA history and its 21-game winning streak against conference opposition, the sixth-longest streak in NCAA history. He has recruited and coached two winners of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the national player of the year (David Morrow in 1993 and Scott Bacigalupo in 1994). Voice of the Pioneers Tyler Maun, who will return for his fourth season in the booth with the men… 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. Tierney's ability to win close games in the NCAA tournament is legendary. 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. The Pioneers finished the season with their best record in program history (15-3) and remained undefeated in conference action (6-0). 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. In his 36 years of coaching, Tierney has amassed a resume that includes seven NCAA Championships, nine NCAA Final appearances, 15 Championship Weekend appearances, 23 quarterfinal appearances, 14 Ivy League Championships, two ECAC Championships, two BIG EAST Championships, three ECAC Regular Season titles and six BIG EAST Regular Season titles. 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. 6 with a 10-9 overtime win in 2001. He moved to Levittown High in 1980, and he went from there to his first college stop, Rochester Institute of Technology. Matt Brown. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's Post-Game Comments following the Pioneers' 10-7 win over Notre Dame. Denver men's lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney's post-game comments following the Pioneers' 12-10 loss at Penn Brendan Tierney, who graduated in 2002, was an attackman/middie for the Tigers who scored the game-winning goal in Princeton's 12-11 win over Virginia in the 2000 NCAA semifinals. The streak was the longest for Tierney since leading the Tigers to 29-straight from March, 1996- March, 1998. [1] He has coached seven NCAA DI championship teams, including six at Princeton University and one at the University of Denver. 2012: To be the best, one must beat the best and in his third season as head coach Tierney planned to prepare his team by putting together the second-most difficult schedule in the country, which included three 2012 Final Four teams (Loyola (Md. After helping the Pioneers to a perfect 7-0 mark in the Eastern College Athletic Conference and winning the ECAC Championship, Tierney was chosen as the league's Coach of the Year. After dropping its first contest in more than a year to Penn State, Denver stayed perfect in its three seasons in BIG EAST play, going 5-0 in its regular season schedule. He is 41-17 all-time in NCAA Division I Tournament games, including 16-5 in one-goal NCAA games. [4] In 1992, Tierney was awarded USILA Coach of the Year honors. He won championships with the U.S. team at the 2002 World Championships and with the Baltimore Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, and he was also a member of the 2006 U.S. National Team. Following a 12-3 record through the BIG EAST Tournament, the Pioneers were sent to South Bend for the NCAA First Round, defeating their rivals in the postseason for the second-straight year, a 9-7 win at Notre Dame. Full Bio. ... Bill Tierney. Tierney then led Princeton to the NCAA championship game each year from 2000 to 2002, each time against Syracuse, including title No. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's Post-Game Comments Following the Pioneers' 14-7 win over Villanova in the BIG EAST Championship game at Villanova Stadium. The Pioneers have reached Championship Weekend five times in the last nine tournaments, including the 2015 National Champion Pioneers, the first program to sit atop the national plateau from a state not sharing a boarder with the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Tierney had the new U.S. Headquarters training field in Sparks, Md., named after him on June 1, 2015. University of Denver men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney, now with a record seven NCAA championships, might keep coaching until he is 70. 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. He acquired a program that was underdeveloped, and quickly turned it around. [3], In 1972, Tierney was a member of a seminal Cortland NCAA Semifinal team that upset Navy. Bill Tierney’s second act as a Division I head lacrosse coach just got pushed to the decade-and-a-half mark. 12 Drexel (15-6). 2018: The Pioneers made their seventh NCAA Quarterfinal appearance in the last eight seasons in 2018, one of four programs to reach that mark since 2011. Trevor Tierney was a first-team All-America and the national goalie of the year before graduating from Princeton in 2001 with two NCAA championship rings. The DU men's lacrosse program was first introduced in 1966 as a club sport. Coach Tierney called the change a "wonderful opportunity to start this new chapter in my life."[5]. The Pioneers season came to an end in a 9-8 loss to No. The official 2020 Men's Lacrosse Roster for the University of Denver Pioneers. Denver dropped the BIG EAST Semifinal to Marquette, ultimately earning the fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament. Tierney didn't stop there. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's Post-Game Comments following the Pioneers' 9-5 win over Ohio State at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Or, the 63-year-old could retire in a year or so. 4 in the nation according to the last Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Log In. 2021 University of Denver Athletics, Video Platform powered by CBS Tierney is the first college lacrosse coach to win an NCAA DI Championship west of the Eastern Time Zone. The program alternated between varsity and club status until entering Division I in 1999. 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