Men's Lacrosse Team Hires Lars Tiffany As Assistant Coach
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - September 21, 2000 -- This morning, Penn State University announced the hiring of Lars Tiffany as men's lacrosse defensive coordinator. Tiffany replaces former assistant coach Rick Young, who left coaching after last season.
"Lars has an outstanding background, both as a player and coach." says men's head lacrosse coach Glenn Thiel. "We feel his experience with recruiting and coaching at the Division I level will be a great asset to Penn State lacrosse."
Prior to arriving at Penn State, Tiffany spent two years as assitant coach at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth the goals allowed dropped from 15.3 to 9. In 1998 and 1997, Tiffany assisted at Washington & Lee. In 1998, the Generals went 13-3, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA playoffs, and finished fifth in the USILA Division III national rankings. Tiffany spent his first two years of coaching at LeMoyne College, where he served as an assitant coach of men's lacrosse and co-head coach of the women's lacrosse program.
Tiffany started on defense for three years at Brown University, graduating in 1990. He played on two Bruin teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament (1987 and 1990). In Tiffany's senior year, Brown won their first NCAA playoff game ever.
Tiffany, a native of LaFayette, NY, is currently working on his thesis for his masters degree in education through LeMoyne College.