Part 1: DU Lacrosse - Signed and Sealed - What's Next?

As part of his support of the Lets Go DU Blog, longtime DU sports fan Puck Swami will be providing his periodic in-depth analysis of DU sports. This two-part article focuses on the DU men's lacrosse program following the extension of Bill Tierney to 2022. 

Part 1 - The Extension

The news that legendary University of Denver Lacrosse Coach Bill Tierney has signed a contract extension until 2022 is great news for everyone who is connected to the DU lacrosse program. Tierney will be 69 years old when the new contract expires, and this breathing room allows everyone to exhale a bit, now that the deal is finally done.

The news is biggest for current players and recruits, who can now be assured of the Hall-of-Famer Tierney’s future years behind the DU bench and helps to end whispers among coaches from other schools who’ve likely told recruits that Tierney might not be around to guide their own lacrosse future.

For the DU administration, this deal ensures the great momentum that the sport has made since Tierney arrived on the DU campus back in 2009, taking the Pioneers to every final four since 2011 and winning the school’s first NCAA title in 2015. It also validates the signature hire of DU athletic director Peg Bradley-Doppes’ career at DU, growing our university from a hockey and skiing power to a new power in lacrosse.

With Tierney now signed, sealed and delivered, the attention can now turn to the other big question surrounding the long-term future of the lacrosse program - the potential expansion of Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Part 2 Stadium Expansion - Pros & Cons

To be Discussed in Tomorrow's LetsGoDU


Anonymous said...

This is the best coaching hire in the last 30 years for DU.

Dunker said...

Hiring Tierney was like Alabama hiring Bear Bryant.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't seen an official announcement from the university.

dggoddard said...

Extension Announcement