Men's Lacrosse

Bardsley named men’s lacrosse coach at Thiel

Bardsley named men’s lacrosse coach at Thiel

GREENVILLE, Pa. ( – Director of Athletics Amy Schafer recently announced the hiring of Thomas John “TJ” Bardsley as Thiel College’s head men’s lacrosse coach.

Bardsley arrives at Thiel after serving a two-year stint as the graduate assistant coach for the Alfred University men’s lacrosse program. Under Bardsley’s assistance, the Saxons went 10-5 in 2016 after finishing the 2015 season with a 13-4 record.

“I’d like to thank Thiel College for this opportunity,” Bardsley said. “I am very excited for this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing the winning tradition of the men’s lacrosse program.”

Bardsley earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Siena College in 2015, where he was a 4-year member of the Division I lacrosse team. He went on to earn a master’s in business administration from Alfred University in May.

“I’m happy to welcome T.J. to Thiel College,” Schafer said. “He brings experience from Division I and Division III, and I’m looking forward to seeing his team compete this spring.”

Bardsley takes over a Thiel program that won 10 games each of the last three seasons and qualified for the the last three Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) Championship Tournaments.

Story contributed by the Thiel College sports information office