Poillon will serve as associate head coach and offensive coordinator after spending the last six seasons at Hobart, while Richard retains his role as an assistant coach, while earning distinction as the program’s defensive coordinator, and Tyus remains as the director of lacrosse operations.
Poillon, a four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star, coached NCAA Division I’s ninth-ranked offense as the offensive coordinator at Hobart in 2019. The Statesmen scored 223 goals (13.94 per game) and went 11-5, recording their highest single-season win total since joining Division I in 1995. Poillon’s man-up unit was sixth nationally, converting at a .446 clip (25-of-56) as Hobart set new program records for goals (223), assists (148) and points (371).
“Peet has proven over his career that he possesses a relentless work ethic and ability to identify and develop talent, while also building deep, meaningful relationships with his players,” Stimmel said. “Over this past season, he led Hobart to unprecedented offensive success and is one of the best offensive minds in college lacrosse. Couple that with his elite playing career as an MLL All-Star and we couldn’t have hand-picked a better fit for our program and university. We could not be more excited to have Coach Poillon and his wife, Melissa, as part of the Marquette Family.”
The Statesmen finished second in the Northeast Conference regular season standings in 2019 and advanced to the championship game of the NEC tournament. During Poillon’s time at Hobart, the program advanced to the NCAA tournament after going 10-7 in 2016 and captured the NEC regular season crown while going 5-1 in league play in 2017.
Poillon coached eight All-NEC attackmen at Hobart, including 2017 NEC Player of the Year Frank Brown and All-NEC First Teamers Eric Holden (2019) and Alex Love (2015).
Richard joined the Marquette coaching staff following his graduation in May of 2016 and has served as an assistant coach for the last three campaigns, helping the Golden Eagles successfully defend their BIG EAST Tournament title in 2017. The West Chester, Pennsylvania native works with the defensive unit in addition to his duties recruiting. Richard currently plays for the Atlas Lacrosse Club in the inaugural season of the Premier Lacrosse League after three seasons in Major League Lacrosse with the New York Lizards and Charlotte Hounds.
“Jake has been a cornerstone of Marquette men’s lacrosse through his playing career and over the last three years as a coach,” Stimmel said. “He continues to be a tremendous example on and off the field of what Marquette Lacrosse stands for, and is one of the best young coaches in the country. He has proven, in a short time, that he is a great mentor, recruiter and teacher. I am thrilled that Coach Richard will continue to bring his contagious competitiveness and positivity to our sideline for years to come.”
Tyus has spent each of the last two seasons as the director of lacrosse operations after earning her master’s degree in leadership at Marquette in 2017 and serves in a variety of administrative roles with the program, including coordinating recruiting and travel plans. This year will mark her fifth at Marquette Athletics overall.
“Emily will be an incredible asset to our staff moving forward,” Stimmel said. “She is diligent, thoughtful and cares deeply for our student-athletes, while possessing a drive to make our program better. Her extensive background in leadership will serve Marquette Lacrosse well as we continue to pursue excellence on and off the field.”