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On Wednesday, Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Karlton Creech announced that head men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney had signed an extension to remain at the helm of the Pioneers through the 2024 season.
A member of the 2002 U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame class, Tierney is heading into his 11th season with the Pioneers. He has a 132-41 record in his first decade at Denver, which includes a National Championship in 2015. Additionally, Tierney has led the Pioneers to nine NCAA tournament appearances and five championship weekend appearances.
In a press release, Tierney said, “Having a chance to continue what Matt Brown and I have been able to build here, while also sprinkling in new members of our staff is going to continue to be very exciting over the next several years. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to continue to lead this program with Matt by my side.”
Before his arrival in Denver, Tierney served as the head coach for Princeton for 22 years. He led the Tigers to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and six national titles. He also made stops at Johns Hopkins as an assistant and RIT as a head coach prior to his days at Princeton.
Overall, Tierney has combined for 404 wins, nine NCAA Final appearances, 15 Championship Weekend appearances, 23 National Quarterfinal appearances and 29 NCAA Tournament appearances in 35 seasons.
Tierney and the Pioneers will start their 2020 campaign on February 8th on the road against Air Force.