Peter Milliman Named Cornell Associate Head Lacrosse Coach

ITHACA, N.Y. Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse at Cornell University, has announced that Peter Milliman has been named the Mario St. George Boiardi '04 Associate Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse. Milliman served as an assistant coach a season ago and will continue in his role as the team's recruiting coordinator, as well as the defensive coordinator, assisting in all facets of coaching and program management.

"I am thrilled to have Pete remain a part of the staff here at Cornell," said Kerwick. "He is a tireless recruiter and an outstanding defensive coach that the team really enjoyed playing for last season. It will also be a huge benefit to have the continuity and stability of someone like Coach Milliman, who I hope to work with for years to come."

"It is a tremendous honor to be named as the Mario St. George Bioardi Associate Head Coach and I want to thank Head Coach Matt Kerwick and Athletic Director Andy Noel for this opportunity," added Milliman. "I look forward to serving Cornell University and the Big Red lacrosse program in a way that will make the Bioardi family proud.hope to work with for years to come."

Milliman was an integral part of the Big Red's success in 2014, helping the team open the year with a 9-0 record and go on to be the last undefeated team in the nation. Cornell went 11-5 overall, with a mark of 5-1 in the Ivy League to win conference title and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, where it fell to national semifinalist Maryland on a goal scored with two seconds to play in the contest.

The 2014 team exceeded all expectations as Cornell had been selected 17th overall in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll, marking the first time since being tabbed 11th in 2003 that Cornell was chosen to finish outside the top 10. Once the Big Red season began on Feb. 22, the team rose in the USILA poll for four straight weeks before earning a No. 2 ranking on March 24. Altogether, the team stayed in the top 10 for five straight weeks.

Milliman came to Cornell after one season as a member of the Princeton coaching staff, despite being promoted to the team's offensive coordinator position just prior to his departure. As the assistant defensive coordinator in 2013, he helped the Tigers to a 9-6 record overall and a mark of 4-2 in the Ivy League.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Milliman spent four seasons as the head coach at Division II Pfeiffer, where he amassed a record of 37-26 as his teams improved their win total each year. During his tenure with the Falcons, he was twice named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year.

In his final season at Pfeiffer, Milliman led the team to a program-record 12 wins, as the Falcons reached the Conference Carolinas championship game for the second consecutive year, losing to national runner up Limestone 9-5. That season, Pfeiffer reached as high as 10th in the USILA Coaches' Poll.

Under Milliman the Falcons finished in the top five in DII in goals-against average, man-down defense and scoring margin in each of his final two seasons and led the nation in save percentage in 2011 (.657). He also coached 13 players who combined to earn 21 all-conference selections, including a program record nine in 2012. He also coached two Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year selections, as well as the program's first All-American in a decade.

Before taking over at Pfeiffer, Milliman spent two years as an assistant coach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a one-year stint as an assistant at Siena. In his time as an assistant coach, the Tigers and Saints went a combined 36-16 overall and 21-5 in their respective conferences.

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