Courtesy Tufts Sports Information
MEDFORD, Mass. - Mike Daly, who led the Tufts University men's lacrosse program to three NCAA Championships, has accepted an offer to become the next head men's lacrosse coach at Brown University.
Daly will replace Lars Tiffany as the Bears' head coach. Tiffany stepped down at Brown when he was hired as head coach at the University of Virginia on June 21. A member of the Ivy League, Brown set a school record for wins last season at 16-3 and advanced to the NCAA semi-finals.
"With everything Mike has accomplished over the years here at Tufts, it's no surprise that he would be a strong candidate for any number of Division I coaching positions," Tufts Director of Athletics John Morris said. "We are sorry to see him go, and we are grateful for Mike's many contributions to Tufts Athletics during his 18 years as our head men's lacrosse coach. We wish Mike, Norah, Fiona and Liam well as they begin this next chapter."
A 1995 Tufts University graduate, Daly was promoted to head coach of men's lacrosse in 1999. He turned the program around and became the all-time leader in coaching victories with a 244-83 mark (1999-2016). His 2010 Jumbos won the first NCAA team championship in school history. Tufts also captured back-to-back national championships under his guidance in 2014 and 2015. Daly's teams won seven consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles from 2010-16. In both 2010 and 2014, Daly received the F. Morris Touchstone Award as Division III National Coach of the Year.
A national search for the next Jumbo men's lacrosse coach will begin immediately.