University men's lacrosse won 11 games this past season.
Peter Milliman did
the Tigers one better.
led Pfeiffer University to a program-record 12 wins in the 2012 season, has
left his position as head coach of the Falcons to become the volunteer
assistant coach at Princeton.
"Peter brings a wealth of experience to our staff, and we are excited to have him on board," says Princeton head coach Chris Bates. "He has done an impressive job, especially as a head coach for the last four year, where he helped bring Pfeiffer's program to new heights. Peter also has an outstanding background as player, which will help in our player development. Peter is well-respected in the lacrosse community, and I am confident he will be an outstanding addition to our staff."
replaces Jeff Guy, who left Princeton after one season to become the head coach
of Division III University of Dallas.
has a strong tradition of excellence, and they recruit the top student athletes
in the country," Milliman said. This is a program that I have been
watching my entire life and I am really excited for this opportunity."
four years as the head coach at Pfeiffer, where his teams improved their win
total each year. He was twice named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year,
and his four-year record was 37-26. The Falcons had been 4-22 in the two years
prior to his arrival.
reached the Conference Carolinas championship game for the second consecutive
year, losing to national runner up Limestone 9-5 after falling 8-7 in OT to
Limestone during the regular season. Pfeiffer reached as high as 10th in the
USILA national Division II rankings in 2012.
Milliman the Falcons have finished in the top five in goals-against average,
man-down defense and scoring margin in each of the past two seasons and led the
nation in save percentage in 2011 (.657). He also coached 13 players who
combined to earn 21 all-conference selections, including a program record nine
in 2012, as well as the last two conference Freshman of the Year honorees.
taking over at Pfeiffer, Milliman spent two years as an assistant coach at
Rochester Institute of Technology, a highly successful Division III program,
sandwiched around one year as an assistant at Division I Siena.
was a three-time Division III All-America at Gettysburg, and he helped his team
to two NCAA Division III championship games.
also played for four years with the Rochester Rattlers and helped the team to
the 2008 Major League Lacrosse championship.