Princeton’s search for a replace for the legendary Bill Tierney has ended.
The Tigers, one of the nation’s strongest and most tradition-rich programs, have named former John Jay star Chris Bates as their new head coach.
Bates, a 1986 John Jay graduate who went on to star at Dartmouth, spent the last 10 seasons transforming the Drexel men’s lacrosse program into a perennial contender for the Colonial Athletic Association contender.
Tierney announced on June 8 that he had decided to leave Princeton, where he had won six national championships, to take over as Denver’s head coach.
You can read more about Bates’ appointment, which was just announced moments ago this afternoon by Princeton, by clicking here.
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