August 16, 2011

Tully Named Detroit Mercy Assistant Coach

from press release

DETROIT -- The Detroit men's lacrosse team will have a new assistant coach on the sidelines as head coach Matt Holtz announced that Bill Tully will join the program for the upcoming season as the squad's offensive coordinator.

"Bill has a wealth of experience coaching offenses," said Holtz. "He is the perfect man to keep the program growing."

Tully arrives at Detroit after serving as an assistant coach for Whittier College for the past two seasons. With the Poets, he was a vital part in all practice and game preparation, recruiting and fundraising. His specific duties were with the offense as he guided the Poets' attack that averaged 9.1 goals per game in his two years, including 11.6 in 2010.

Before arriving at Whittier, Tully spent a year as a volunteer coach at Drexel, where he helped the CAA program in practice and game planning. Specifically, he coached the scout team offense and scout team extra-man offense to implement the weekly defensive game plan. That Dragons' team went on to a CAA tournament semifinals appearance in 2009.

Prior to his college coaching duties, Tully spent three years (2005, 2007-08) as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator with the Lyons Township High School (La Grange, IL) varsity lacrosse team, helping the program to a state finals appearance in 2005. He also served as head coach in 2007 of the Western Springs Lacrosse Summer All-Star Program (Western Springs, IL) and of St. Rita's High School (Chicago, IL) team in 2006.

He has also been a coach at a number of lacrosse camps throughout his coaching career, and was the Director of the Midwest Lacrosse Camp (DeKalb, IL) in 2006.

Tully played lacrosse at Villanova before transferring to Gettysburg College. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2004.

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