Burning River Coach
Brianne Tierney joins the coaching staff at Burning River Girls Lacrosse! Tierney brings a wealth of experience across all levels of collegiate lacrosse and has been around the sport her entire life and has served in several roles during her decade-long coaching career and has helped guide student-athletes to success on and off the field.
Coach Tierney was named Kent State’s first head coach for women’s lacrosse and was hired in June of 2017.
She received the program’s first ever win with a 21-6 blowout against Delaware State on March 29, 2019. She received the team’s first ever conference win with a 17-1 win against A-SUN opponent Howard. In 2021, she transitioned the Golden Flashes from the A-SUN and recorded their first MAC win in a wagon wheel rivalry victory, 9-8. In 2021, Tierney placed two players on 1st team All-MAC and two players on 2nd team All-MAC. She also coached Jackie Wolford to the first ever MAC Freshman of the Year award.
To highlight the 2019 season, a handful of players received All A-SUN honors. Abby Jones received First Team All Conference. Abby Jones, Madison Rapier and Grace Merrill all received Freshman First Team All A-SUN honors.
At Kent State, Tierney is building a new program for the second time in her career. She previously served as the first head coach at NCAA Division III’s Lebanon Valley College, where she began the institution’s lacrosse program. Tierney’s program began competition in the spring of 2010, and by the 2012 season, she earned Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year honors and mentored the 2012 Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year.
Her most recent Division I experience came while serving as the assistant coach and director of camps and clinics at Lafayette College. She served as the program’s offensive coordinator and ran several lacrosse clinics and camps in Easton, Pa.
Prior to her time with Lafayette, Tierney was the director of men’s lacrosse operations for the University of Denver from 2012-2014. In Denver, she served on a top-5 NCAA Division I staff and helped guide the program to back-to-back NCAA semifinal runs. She also brings Division I coaching experience from her time at UC-Berkley and Monmouth.
Tierney earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University in 2007 and helped the institution win two Patriot League Championships as a student-athlete. She started her collegiate career at Loyola (Md.), where she helped the program reach the NCAA semifinal round.
Tierney is the wife of Dylan Sheridan. They reside in Hudson with their son, Bodhi.