LaxPower's Eric Smith recently talked with the new head lacrosse coach at the University of Denver, Bill Tierney, as a part of this week's "Run and Gun Show." In a surprising move, Tierney accepted the Denver job after 22 seasons at Princeton, where he led the Tigers to six national championships, 10 Final Fours and 14 Ivy League championships.
Tierney discussed why he decided to leave for Denver, how the growth of the game may be affected by his move, the opportunity to coach with his son Trevor, and what he needs to address at Denver on day one.
"As I've told everyone, I wasn't looking," Tierney told Smith. "They invited me out there to take it in and see what I thought. When I got out there, every person I met was all about lacrosse, all about growth and excited about the program at Denver."
Tierney also talked about his experience at Princeton, what he leaves behind and what the Princeton players should keep in mind even after his departure.
"Anytime you talk to anyone about a great experience they've had, they say that it's been about the people, and it has," Tierney said. "I've coached over 250 young men at Princeton and every one of those young men contributed to the wonderful experience I've had here."
Listen to the entire Bill Tierney interview on the Run and Gun Show.