The biggest thing is that he is a man who has been able to wear multiple hats and wear them really well, said Matt Brown, who has worked with Tierney since 2009 as DU’s offensive coordinator. That’s such a key. You don’t have to be always just one way. You can be that commander in chief, that loving father, that supporting husband, that consoling coach in the office who gives you love. He’s done it all. That’s what really separates him.
Ran across this article on lacrosse coach Bill Tierney. There are some excellent things in this article, most notably how a veteran coach has been able to adapt to modern kids and how listening to your players can pay benefits in your preparation and overall team leadership.