Last summer, Bill Tierney stunned the world of college lacrosse when he left his job as head coach at Princeton to lead the University of Denver Pioneers. In his 22 years at Princeton, Tierney'd won six national titles and 14 Ivy League championships. He's widely considered one of the sport’s all-time greatest college coaches. And in a sport dominated by eastern schools, Tierney’s move to Denver was seen as downright odd. One sportswriter asked, “Why leave the center of the college lacrosse universe for the sport’s frontier?” But Tierney said he relished the chance to work his magic with a new team... and he proved his point by leading the Pioneers to a 12-4 record. They clinched the Eastern College Athletic Conference title and won a spot in the NCAA Championship tournament. The first round begins Saturday, when the Pioneers will face the Stony Book University Seawolves in New York. He speaks to Ryan Warner.
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Ryan Warner is the senior host and editor of Colorado Public Radio's daily interview program "Colorado Matters." He regularly reports on the most important issues facing Colorado - from the state capitol, which includes a monthly interview with the Governor of Colorado - to topics concerning health, education, business, energy and the environment and arts and culture.
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