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Penn State associate head coach Peter Toner serves on the U-19 coaching staff
The Nittany Lions took Johns Hopkins to double overtime earlier this season
Penn State and Michigan possess identical 1-3 records in Big Ten play for the No. 4 spot
The Nittany Lions appear in their third straight televised game
Penn State's game at Maryland will be its second nationally-televised game this season
As the team's defensive coach, the 2014 Nittany Lions' scoring defense ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association with 8.79 goals per game. Penn State has improved every season during Toner's tenure from a 2-11 record before his arrival to its third-straight winning campaign in 2014 and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.
Prior to Penn State, Toner spent three seasons as associate head coach at Bryant (2008-10), where he served as the team's defensive and recruiting coordinators. He helped guide the Bulldogs through their transition to Division I as the team went a combined 22-10 during its first two seasons at the nation's top level.
Before working at Bryant, Toner served as head coach of Wheaton College for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. During his first season, the Lyons enjoyed their best campaign in school history as they went 10-6 en route to a berth in the ECAC Division II championship game.
A 2003 graduate of Springfield College, Toner worked as a graduate assistant at his alma mater for two seasons (2004-05). As a player, he helped lead the Pride to three NCAA tournament appearances. A two-time captain, Toner garnered All-New England honors and was one of two intercollegiate men's lacrosse players to garner National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America recognition.
In May 2005, Toner earned his master's degree from Springfield in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration.