Lars Tiffany

Lars enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Virginia men’s lacrosse program after being named the 17th head coach of the Cavaliers on June 21, 2016.

The 2020 season was canceled by the NCAA on March 12 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 2019 season was a special one for Tiffany as he brought both NCAA and ACC titles to Charlottesville. Virginia tied a program record with 17 wins in 2019 as the Cavaliers finished 17-3, winning their first NCAA title since 2011 and first ACC title since 2010.

Virginia’s offense hummed all season, finishing No. 7 in the country in three key categories: scoring offense per game (14.10), assists per game (8.60) and points per game (22.70). Virginia also finished No. 4 in the nation in scoring margin per game (3.85). Leading the way was Matt Moore, who became the first player in program history to record 40+ goals and 40+ assists in the same season. Moore finished No. 1 in the ACC and No. 8 in the nation with 89 points (46-43). Dox Aitken, a first-team USILA All-American for the second-straight season, broke his own single-season UVA record for points by a midfielder (52). Aitken also became the only midfielder in program history to reach 100 goals for a career. Ian Laviano led the ACC and was No. 9 in the nation with 51 goals, which ranks No. 4 all-time at UVA on the single-season ledger.

Ryan Conrad, a first-team USILA All-American, was named the Senior CLASS Award winner for 2019, the second student-athlete to win the coveted award under Tiffany (Brown’s Jack Kelly, 2016). Conrad, a two-time captain, was MVP of the ACC Tournament and named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. He finished the year with 31 goals and 18 assists, which places him tied for No. 3 all-time at UVA in single-season points by a midfielder.

UVA was one of the nation’s most feared riding teams. UVA’s opponents cleared at .711 percent for the season, which ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Cleveland State’s .707 percent. UVA was also one of two programs to have a top 20 offense and defense, as the Cavaliers limited opponents to 10.25 goals per game, while scoring 14.10 per game. The scoring margin of 3.85 goals per game ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the ACC.

For the third year in a row, Tiffany’s Cavaliers team ranked No. 1 nationally in ground balls (41.55) in 2019.