Tiffin University will be adding men’s lacrosse as its 24th varsity sport during the 2023-24 athletic season. A head coach will be hired in summer 2022 with a full year of recruiting ahead of the team’s debut season. Men’s lacrosse will have its first face off in spring of 2024.
Men’s lacrosse will compete as a NCAA Division II program and also as part of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The GMAC currently has seven teams competing in men’s lacrosse including Mercyhurst, Seton Hill, Lake Erie, Walsh, Wheeling, Davis & Elkins and Alderson-Broaddus.
Men’s lacrosse will now join women’s lacrosse as a TU sponsored sport, with the women’s program debuting in 2009-10. Both lacrosse programs will compete at Paradiso Fields on a new turf playing field installed during summer 2022.
“I am very excited that Tiffin University is starting the sport of men’s lacrosse,” said Vice President of Athletics Lonny Allen. “I have loved watching the growth of our women’s program and look forward to watching the process of the men’s program becoming great. I look forward to hiring a coach that shares that same vision, and bringing in another group of amazing student-athletes to be a part of Dragon Nation.”