Tuft Decision for Mike Daly

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When Lars Tiffany announced he was going to be the next coach for the University of Virginia the lax community threw him into the spotlight. But, now that all the hype has faded there comes a new question, who will be the man to fill his shoes?

While the light was shining bright on UVA, Brown found their man. Mike Daly, former Tufts coach, has just announced the he’ll be taking over for the bears.

“Mike Daly is a terrific coach, has a proven track record of success and is the architect of the offense that has brought Brown so much success over the last two years…He has experience recruiting quality student-athletes who excel equally on the field and in the classroom.”

-Jack Hayes, Brown Athletic Director

In his 18 seasons with Tufts, Daly has posted a record of 244-83, while winning 7 NESCAC titles and making 9 NCAA tournament appearances. And oh yeah, 3 national championships in 2010, 2014, and 2015. In 2014 he orchestrated an offense that set an NCAA record of 423 goals in a single season. AND Daly is among the top 10 active coaches for winning percentage.

 

“This is a great hire for Brown, and an exciting opportunity for Mike. I think I speak for a lot of Brown alums when I say we are ready to support Mike as he works to maintain Brown’s position among the nation’s lacrosse elite.”

Dom Starsia, Former UVA and Brown coach

As a Tufts graduate and long time coach, turning his back on the team will not be easy, however, the lacrosse world thinks Daly is up for the challenge.

“Mike has successfully brought a football mentality to the game of lacrosse. Since I’ve met him, he’s always sat in the front row with a yearning to learn, watch and listen. He’s someone who has appreciated what others have given him, and he’s always willing to pay it back. A great hire for Brown.”

Bill Tierney, Denver head coach

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