1 hr 29 min

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast Ep. 58 - Hofstra Head Coach and Team USA Coach Seth Tierney Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

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Seth Tierney - Head Coach at Hofstra University and Team USA Coach 

01:16 Team USA Experiences
-Working alongside some great coaches
-The feel of a USA vs Canada game 
-Working with Coach Danowski 
-The process of being selected again 
-Preparing for a Gold Medal Game 
-Not overcoaching 
-The personnel of the team 
-Wanting to be coached

20:19 Hopkins Days in Late 80's and Early 90's
-Being recruited by Bill Tierney
-The late 80's games 
-Playing against the Gaits in 89 Championship
-Coach Zimmerman's impact 
-Dave Pietramala as a player
-The players of the era 
-Opening up "The Crease" Lacrosse Themed Bar
-Coaching with Coach Pietramala at Hopkins 

32:47 Philosophy of the Style of Play of Early 2000's Hopkins Teams 
-Getting the most out of your top ingredients 
-People like Kyle Harrison 
-The understanding of the game from these teams 
-The thoughts on jump shooting 
-Paul Rabil and how he learned from Kyle Harrison 
-The feeding role Paul Rabil played
-The transition to Hofstra 

43:15 The Influence of Nick and the Colleluori Family
 -The introduction to the Hofstra team 
-Working with Joe Amplo 
-Meeting Nick 
-The road for Michael
-The fabric of that family

48:41 The Evolution as a Coach at Hofstra 
-Where to start?
-Picking up what Coach Danowski started
-The alumni and their impact on the program 
-Playing in the CAA
-Turning into a true lacrosse school

54:10 Thoughts on This Season 
-Odd injuries last season 
-Hunger from last season
-Solid fall and continued work now 
-Special connection to the women's program 

56:32 Balance of Being a Dad Coach 
-"Go get a mirror and a picture of your son/daughter"
-Ironing out communication lines-Coaching Ryan 

59:13 Offensive Philosophy 
-New offensive coaching 
-Allowing freedom for coaches ideas
-Playing loose 
-Coach Mac and his stories
-Evolution of offense 
-Playing against the Bill Tierney defense
-The things that will never change 
-Lengthening recoveries for defenses
-Starts with recruiting 
-Getting close to poles to make them essentially a short stick 
-The physical post up game
-The level of offensive talent in the PLL

1:10:36 Evaluating Character In Recruiting
-The issue of taking chances on question marks
-The aspect and use of technology 
-The use of advocates
-Trying to understand the whole person 
-How to evaluate in person 
-How to evaluate while watching and recruiting 

1:16:01 Recruiting Attackman 
-Looking for people who react well when they have a man on them 
-Playing other sports?
-Is he a leader on the field?
-Fitting his styles with other guys on the roster
-Recruiting Canadians 

1:21:24 Recruiting Defensemen 
-Evaluating size and athleticism 
-Evaluating IQ 
-Watching them talk with their stick and hands 
-Changes in recruiting defensemen in the shot clock era
-Importance in clearing ability in goalies and defensemen 
-The shift in recruiting two way players

Seth Tierney - Head Coach at Hofstra University and Team USA Coach 

01:16 Team USA Experiences
-Working alongside some great coaches
-The feel of a USA vs Canada game 
-Working with Coach Danowski 
-The process of being selected again 
-Preparing for a Gold Medal Game 
-Not overcoaching 
-The personnel of the team 
-Wanting to be coached

20:19 Hopkins Days in Late 80's and Early 90's
-Being recruited by Bill Tierney
-The late 80's games 
-Playing against the Gaits in 89 Championship
-Coach Zimmerman's impact 
-Dave Pietramala as a player
-The players of the era 
-Opening up "The Crease" Lacrosse Themed Bar
-Coaching with Coach Pietramala at Hopkins 

32:47 Philosophy of the Style of Play of Early 2000's Hopkins Teams 
-Getting the most out of your top ingredients 
-People like Kyle Harrison 
-The understanding of the game from these teams 
-The thoughts on jump shooting 
-Paul Rabil and how he learned from Kyle Harrison 
-The feeding role Paul Rabil played
-The transition to Hofstra 

43:15 The Influence of Nick and the Colleluori Family
 -The introduction to the Hofstra team 
-Working with Joe Amplo 
-Meeting Nick 
-The road for Michael
-The fabric of that family

48:41 The Evolution as a Coach at Hofstra 
-Where to start?
-Picking up what Coach Danowski started
-The alumni and their impact on the program 
-Playing in the CAA
-Turning into a true lacrosse school

54:10 Thoughts on This Season 
-Odd injuries last season 
-Hunger from last season
-Solid fall and continued work now 
-Special connection to the women's program 

56:32 Balance of Being a Dad Coach 
-"Go get a mirror and a picture of your son/daughter"
-Ironing out communication lines-Coaching Ryan 

59:13 Offensive Philosophy 
-New offensive coaching 
-Allowing freedom for coaches ideas
-Playing loose 
-Coach Mac and his stories
-Evolution of offense 
-Playing against the Bill Tierney defense
-The things that will never change 
-Lengthening recoveries for defenses
-Starts with recruiting 
-Getting close to poles to make them essentially a short stick 
-The physical post up game
-The level of offensive talent in the PLL

1:10:36 Evaluating Character In Recruiting
-The issue of taking chances on question marks
-The aspect and use of technology 
-The use of advocates
-Trying to understand the whole person 
-How to evaluate in person 
-How to evaluate while watching and recruiting 

1:16:01 Recruiting Attackman 
-Looking for people who react well when they have a man on them 
-Playing other sports?
-Is he a leader on the field?
-Fitting his styles with other guys on the roster
-Recruiting Canadians 

1:21:24 Recruiting Defensemen 
-Evaluating size and athleticism 
-Evaluating IQ 
-Watching them talk with their stick and hands 
-Changes in recruiting defensemen in the shot clock era
-Importance in clearing ability in goalies and defensemen 
-The shift in recruiting two way players

1 hr 29 min

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