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Pioneers Establish William G. Tierney Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Endowment

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A new endowment in the Division of Athletics and Recreation will benefit men’s lacrosse for years to come. Former players, parents, alums and friends of the men’s lacrosse program committed $1.25 million toward a head coach position known as The William G. Tierney Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, named in honor of the legendary coach.

Bill Tierney
Bill Tierney

Tierney posted a 132-41 record in his first decade with the Pioneers, with longtime associate head coach Matt Brown leading the offense. During their tenure, the Pioneers qualified for the NCAA Tournament nine times, reached Championship Weekend five times and lifted the first men’s lacrosse championship trophy earned by a school west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tierney’s student-athletes have earned the program’s initial nine First Team All-Americans, nine Second Team All-Americans, five Third Team All-Americans, 22 Honorable Mention selections and 16 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-Americans.

“The William G. Tierney Endowment at the University of Denver represents the generosity and selflessness
of so many people who care about, have played in, or been parents of those who played in our program. This endowment will directly benefit future players who will proudly wear the Pioneer uniform, as well as their coaches who dedicate their lives to those young men.”

Bill Tierney