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CollegeHead Coach, Johns Hopkins University
Peter Milliman served as an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. men's box team, which won a bronze medal at the world championship. He had previous international coaching experience after leading the Russian national team at the 2014 world championship in field lacrosse.
Milliman was named the 23rd head coach in Johns Hopkins history on April 27, 2020 after serving as the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Cornell University for three seasons.
Milliman took over as the head coach at Cornell in 2018 and amassed a record of 28-10, including an 8-4 mark in Ivy League play. The Big Red went 13-5 in 2018, 10-5 in 2019 and were 5-0 and ranked second in the nation when the 2020 season ended.
Cornell advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in Milliman’s first season, when the Big Red also claimed the Ivy League Tournament title. In two-and-a-half seasons, Milliman’s team beat the top-ranked team in the nation twice and picked up three victories against teams ranked in the top two in the nation at the time of the game; included was a win against top-ranked and eventual national champion Yale in the 2018 Ivy League Championship game.
Milliman arrived at Cornell in 2014 as an assistant coach and promptly helped the Big Red to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament and a combined record of 21-11. Cornell went 9-3 in Ivy League play in 2014 and 2015 and tied for first place in the final regular season standings in each of those two seasons.
Milliman served as Cornell’s defensive coordinator early in his tenure, but seamlessly transitioned to the offensive side and quickly turned the Big Red into one of the most dangerous teams in the nation. Cornell finished fifth in the nation in scoring offense in 2019 (14.3) and the Big Red were averaging 18.4 goals per game when the 2020 season ended.
Before landing at Cornell, Milliman had successful assistant coaching stops at RIT (2006, 2008), Siena (2007), and Princeton (2013). In his four seasons at those schools he helped his teams to a combined record of 45-22 with a 9-6 mark at Princeton in 2013 immediately preceding his time at Cornell.
Milliman had his first head coaching stint from 2009-12 at Division II Pfeiffer. There, he led the Falcons to a pair of appearances in the Conference Carolinas title game in 2011 and 2012 and was twice named the conference coach of the year (2009, 2011).
Milliman was a three-time All-American at Gettysburg and helped the Bullets to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship game during his career (2001, 2002). He finished his career at Gettysburg ranked second in school history in points (232), fifth in goals (138) and third in assists (94). He remains one of just three players in Bullet history with more than 125 goals and 90 assists.
After completing his career at Gettysburg, Milliman went on to play four seasons for the Rochester Rattlers in Major League Lacrosse. The Rattlers won the MLL title during his last season with the team in 2008.