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Tillman, Van Arsdale are front-runners for men's lacrosse opening

Harvard Coach John Tillman and Virginia associate head coach Marc Van Arsdale are the front-runners for the vacant men's lacrosse head coaching job at Maryland, three sources said on Tuesday morning.

Tillman and Van Arsdale have interviewed in person, according to both sources, with Tillman having been at Maryland on a Sunday earlier this month and Van Arsdale having been there last week and possibly this past Sunday.

Tillman is believed to have a slight lead on Van Arsdale, two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said, though the third source said there was no clear-cut leader. Messages left for Tillman were not immediately returned.

Tillman has gone 20-19 in three years at Harvard. He previously had been an assistant at Navy.

Van Arsdale was the head coach for five years at Penn from 1997 to 2001. His teams went 27-39. He has been at Virginia since 2002. He is considered one of the top assistant coaches in the game and is especially adept with offense.

By Christian Swezey  |  June 15, 2010; 10:27 AM ET
Categories:  Men's lacrosse  
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Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | June 15, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Tillman also had the #2 recruiting class in the nation for this fall. Great recruiter.

Posted by: 77772 | June 15, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

You have got to be kidding me, Yow fired Cottle to do this ?
NCSU please do every Terp fan a huge favor by hiring Yow.

Posted by: dwbruce45 | June 15, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

InsideLacrosse has Tillman as a done deal:

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | June 15, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

agreed that I would hope NC State would hire Yow, just hope Dave Slavkosky will be retained. He has been a rock through several coaching changes.

Posted by: sjm3091 | June 15, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

The latest news on the new UMD lacrosse coach? "Tillman, Van Arsdale are front runners". Duh. Great job WAPO. Others including The Baltimore Sun, Inside Lacrosse, and Laxpower have coverage of the press conference with new Maryland coach John Tillman.

Posted by: bethesda4 | June 17, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

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