Peter Milliman is in his fourth season on the Big Red staff, now serving as the program’s Mario St. George Boiardi ’04 Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse. Milliman heads all facets of coaching and program management.
Milliman came to Cornell after one season as a member of the Princeton coaching staff, despite being promoted to the team’s offensive coordinator position just prior to his departure. As the assistant defensive coordinator in 2013, he helped the Tigers to a 9-6 record overall and a mark of 4-2 in the Ivy League, Milliman led Pfeiffer to a program-record 12 wins in the 2012 season, giving him a four-year record of 37-26 as his teams improved their win total each year. He was twice named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year.
Coach Milliman also spent 4 years as the head coach of Pfeiffer University. In Milliman’s final season, Pfeiffer reached the Conference Carolinas championship game for the second consecutive year, losing to national runner up Limestone 9-5 after falling 8-7 in OT to Limestone during the regular season. Pfeiffer reached as high as 10th in the USILA national Division II rankings in 2012.
Under Milliman the Falcons finished in the top five in DII in goals-against average, man-down defense and scoring margin in each of the past two seasons and led the nation in save percentage in 2011 (.657). He also coached 13 players who combined to earn 21 all-conference selections, including a program record nine in 2012, as well as the last two conference Freshman of the Year honorees.
Before taking over at Pfeiffer, Milliman spent two years as an assistant coach at Rochester Institute of Technology, a highly successful Division III program, sandwiched around one year as an assistant at Division I Siena.
He was a three-time Division III All-America at Gettysburg, and he helped his team to two NCAA Division III championship games.
He also played for four years with the Rochester Rattlers and helped the team to the 2008 Major League Lacrosse championship.