Hofstra Signs Seth Tierney For 5 Years

Hofstra Signs Seth Tierney For 5 Years

Hofstra Signs Seth Tierney For 5 Years

Hofstra Signs Seth Tierney For 5 Years

Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2014 season, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes.

"Seth Tierney has done an outstanding job as Hofstra's head coach,” commented Hayes. “We are thrilled that he will continue to lead our program".

Tierney, who became the fifth head coach in the 60-year history of the Hofstra Men's Lacrosse program in August 2006, has led the Pride to 27 victories, the 2008 Colonial Athletic Association championship, the 2009 CAA regular season title and two berths in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championships in his three seasons. He was also named the 2009 CAA Coach of the Year.

This past season, Hofstra recorded an 11-4 overall record, including a perfect 6-0 mark during the CAA regular season, and received the program’s 15th NCAA Championship bid. The Pride was ranked every week and reached as high as fifth in the country. Hofstra finished 10th in the final USILA Poll. Individually, seven student-athletes earned all-conference honors and four were named All-Americans including Jay Card, who was named the CAA Player of the Year.

The 2008 season saw Hofstra make a return to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year hiatus. The team posted a 10-6 record and won the CAA title in a thrilling overtime win over Drexel. Leading scorer Anthony Muscarella was named an honorable mention All-American, while Kevin Unterstein was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and Jay Card earned CAA Rookie of the Year accolades. In addition, seven players received All-CAA honors and the Unterstein brothers, Kevin and Michael, were named North-South Game All-Stars and were both selected in the Major League Lacrosse Draft. The Pride also picked up arguably the biggest win in school history during the 2008 campaign when they defeated #1 Johns Hopkins, 8-7, on March 8 for the program’s first-ever victory over a number one ranked team.

In his first year at the helm of the Hofstra program, Tierney took over a team that returned one starter from 2006’s NCAA Quarterfinal squad and led them to a 6-8 record that saw seven losses decided by one goal. The team qualified for the CAA Championship, saw one of its star players – Kevin Unterstein – earn honorable mention All-America honors and had seven players named to All-CAA teams, including three All-Rookie selections.

Tierney served as an assistant coach at Hofstra from 1995 through 2000 before leaving for a similar position at his alma mater Johns Hopkins University. During his six-year tenure with the Pride, Hofstra recorded six consecutive winning seasons with a combined overall record of 61-28 and a conference mark of 29-2, captured five league titles, received five top 15 final national rankings, and played in four NCAA Championship tournaments.

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