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… Home / Featured /Podcasts-Drills / Podcast: Bill Tierney Denver 3 Our third interview with Coach Bill Tierney at Denver, and just as great as the previous podcasts! 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 The Pioneers season came to an end in a 9-8 loss to No. 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. Log In. Denver Ticket Office; DENVER – The Bill Tierney Radio Show, from Your Hometown Toyota Stores Studio, will be back on ESPN Denver 1600 Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. MT. 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. 12 Drexel (15-6). 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. Tierney's Pioneers were young and starting to turn the corner when the season was cut short after just six games. [4], In 1982, Tierney's took his first collegiate coaching position with the Rochester Institute of Technology. Brianne is now the head women's lacrosse coach at Kent State. “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. 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. 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. Princeton was 12-46 in the four years prior to Tierney's arrival, and his first team, in 1988, went 2-13. 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 won the Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1992 while at Princeton and in 2015 at Denver. Volunteer Assistant Coach. 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). The team finished the season with its highest-ever ranking of No. There are very few people who have stadiums or fields named after them. 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. 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. In 1983, he earned the Division III Coach of the Year. Denver would go on to finish 9-1 in-front of 10 sellout crowds at Peter Barton in 2017. Denver dropped the BIG EAST Semifinal to Marquette, ultimately earning the fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Pioneers' success under Tierney continued as they topped Johns Hopkins 14-9 in the quarterfinals to earn a trip to the Final Four. 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. 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. On May 25, 2015 Coach Tierney led Denver to the team's first National Championship. Tierney didn't stop there. The official 2020 Men's Lacrosse Roster for the University of Denver Pioneers. [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. 1 national ranking and a thrilling roller coaster ride to their second semifinal appearance in three seasons in the NCAA Tournament. 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. 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. By Chris … 6 Duke, the Pioneers embarked on a memorable and historical season that included their first No. 10 Notre Dame, a 14-11 victory that included a 7-0 run in the middle of the game. © or. Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach. The 1991 season ended in heartbreaking style, as the Tigers lost 14-13 to Towson in the quarterfinals in three overtimes. Tierney had the new U.S. Headquarters training field in Sparks, Md., named after him on June 1, 2015. Tierney's Tigers won six NCAA championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2001) in nine years, and have appeared in eight NCAA championship games, nine NCAA Final Fours and 11 Ivy League championships. 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. [4], In 1988, Tierney accepted the position as head coach of the Princeton Tigers. 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 He has coached seven NCAA DI championship teams, including six at Princeton University and one at the University of Denver. After a 3-2 start, the Pioneers reeled off 13-straight games, including NCAA Tournament wins over No. 2011: In his second season at the helm, Tierney didn't waste any time taking the program to even greater heights. Denver Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney's post-game comments following the Pioneers' 17-9 win over Georgetown in Big East Play. 9 North Carolina (9-5) and No. He is 41-17 all-time in NCAA Division I Tournament games, including 16-5 in one-goal NCAA games. Bill Tierney’s second act as a Division I head lacrosse coach just got pushed to the decade-and-a-half mark. For the Major League Baseball player, see, 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 1997 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 1996 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, 1992 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, https://sites.google.com/site/deltakappabetacortland/home, "Bill Tierney's National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Bio", "Denver Athletics: Bill Tierney Named Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Denver", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bill_Tierney&oldid=1000810718, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Lost in quarterfinal of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in semifinal of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in 1st round of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in quarterfinals of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in semifinals of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in finals of NCAA Division I tournament, Lost in 1st round of NCAA Division III tournament, Lost in quarterfinals of NCAA Division III tournament, Lost in Semifinals of NCAA Division III tournament, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 20:55. 2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #20 Denver Pioneers Denver missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. Create New Account. PHILADELPHIA -- When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney led the Pioneers to their second-straight ECAC Regular Season Title and helped to guide them to the first-ever ECAC Tournament Championship. Although the Pioneers dropped a 14-8 decision to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia, Denver still had reason to celebrate. In 2009, Tierney was named US Lacrosse Magazine's Person of the Year and then followed that with back-to-back ECAC Coach of the Year honors. 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. 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. 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. Sports Digital. He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995 and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999. He took the team to its first NCAA tournaments in both 1983 and 1984. 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 … 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 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). Connor Cannizzaro was named a Tewaaraton finalist, DU's second in as many years. 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. Matt Brown. 2016: Denver began its national title defense on a seven-game winning streak to run its overall streak dating back to 2015 to 20 games, the eighth longest streak 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 is the first college lacrosse coach to win an NCAA DI Championship west of the Eastern Time Zone. [3], In 1972, Tierney was a member of a seminal Cortland NCAA Semifinal team that upset Navy. 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