Cornell's Tambroni Named Coach of the Year

Cornell's Tambroni Named Coach of the Year

Cornell's Tambroni Named Coach of the Year

Cornell's Tambroni Named Coach of the Year

June 16, 2009 - The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announces that the 2009 Division I Coach of the Year is Jeff Tambroni, Cornell University. In his ninth season as the Head Coach at Cornell, Tambroni took the Big Red to the heights of the lacrosse world, as the team advanced to the national championship game this year for the first time since 1988. Although Cornell dropped a heartbreaking 10-9 decision in overtime to Syracuse, the Big Red made its presence felt in the lacrosse community with its second final four appearance in three years. Cornell finished the year with a 13-4 record overall and a mark of 5-1 in the conference, earning a share of the seventh straight Ivy League title which is the longest stretch since Cornell won 10-straight championships between 1974 and 1983. The Big Red was also a perfect 6-0 at home, upping the team's record on Schoellkopf Field to 51-10 (.836) during Tambroni's tenure.

Tambroni started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Hobart College where he was a three time All-America. He moved on to Loyola in 1997, where he served as the Greyhounds' offensive coordinator. In September of 1997 Tambroni came back to Central New York as an assistant with the Big Red. Tambroni became the second Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University in June 2000.

Over the past six seasons, Tambroni has led Cornell to the heights of Division I, boasting the highest winning percentage of all Division I teams during that span (.787) and ranking fourth in number of victories (70). Likewise, the Big Red has not fallen out of the top ten in either national poll in over four years.

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Congrats Tambo
    by (#219440) on 6/17/09 @8:09PM
Your clearing technique certainly won you this award.
 
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why
    by (#183432) on 6/17/09 @11:05PM
why not desko i mean his team won the championships when 2 years b4 had a horrible year
 
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Tambroni
    by (#225516) on 7/21/09 @7:13AM
This guy deserves the award.. he manages to field a nationally competitive team every year with limited talent. You never see the top high school kids commit to Cornell..it is always Hopkins, UVA, etc.

Great job this year Coach!!
 
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