The 2017 season marks the seventh year for head coach Tyler Low with the UMass Boston men’s lacrosse program.
Low, is only the eighth head coach in the program’s history and has made it his goal to make the Beacons one of the top programs in the Little East Conference. Since being named the head coach of the Beacons, Low has recruited tirelessly and has started to rebuild the foundation to one of the most dominant programs in UMass Boston’s history.
In his sixth season (2016), Low led his Beacons to their most successful season in over a decade. With 12-wins, the Beacons matched the all-time record for wins in a single season. The 12-6 record marked the best for Low since his arrival on the harbor campus. He coached perhaps one of the most talented senior classes, led transfer Calvin Lee. A total of five Beacons earned All-Conference honors, which tied the record for most in a single campaign. Low also saw Lee and Phil Truong earn a spot in the NEILA East-West Senior All-Star game, making them the first two players to do so since 1997. Amongst the Beacons wins in 2016 was a huge 5-4 win over longtime rival Plymouth State University. They would also knock-off Rivier University in a five overtime battle, which now stands as the longest game ever played in program history.
The 2015 campaign, saw Low coach two 100-point scorers in Donny Delpha and John Powers. Delpha would end his career ranked sixth all-time with 170 career points, and became just the second Beacon in program history to beome a four-time All-Conference honoree.
In his fourth season, Low posted a career-best eight victories during the year, and once again led his Beacons back to the Little East Conference Tournament. He also had his first-ever three year All-Conference selection in Delpha. By the end of the season, the Beacons combined for 184 goals, 97 assists, for an impressive 281 points. Amongst his many victories during the 2014 season, was the 12-11 OT Little East Conference win over the University of Southern Maine, which earned the Beacons the sixth-seed in the conference postseason.
The 2013 season, saw the program take a huge step forward, as Low led the Beacons to the postseason for the first time in five years. After struggling in conference play over his first two years, UMass Boston finished their Little East Conference slate with a 3-4 record to earn the fifth seed in the Little East Playoffs. The Beacons’ six wins were also a new record under Low.
In his first season on the bench, Low brought in a total of 18 new faces. Competing against some of the top competition in New England, Low’s Beacons worked tirelessly to improve all facets of their game. That development continued in 2012, with another core group of newcomers, which included two Little East Conference Rookie of the Week, and the Rookie of the Year in Delpha.
Under Low’s leadership the Beacons continued to compete against some of the top teams in Division III, including conference rivals Eastern Connecticut State University and Keene State College. Perhaps his biggest moment since coming to UMass Boston came when the Beacons upended previously undefeated UMass Dartmouth to earn their first conference win of the season.
That victory sent shockwaves through the lacrosse world, as it was rated the biggest upset of the 2012 season.
Prior to his appointment to the head coaching position, Low served as the Beacons assistant coach for the 2010 season. He was appointed the head job in the fall of that year.
Low currently serves on the USILA Division III All-America selection committe, and is also a member of the Division II North Regional Ranking committee for the NCAA Tournament. In 2012, he served on the ECAC Tournament selection committee as well.
No stranger to Division III lacrosse, Low enjoyed a solid four-year career at Babson College, where he played 36 games as a defender for the Beavers. The native of Natick, MA was selected a Captain for Babson for his senior campaign, where he established career highs for games played (16) and ground balls (28).
Prior to his collegiate career, Low starred as a hockey goalie at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA.
A 2009 graduate from Babson, he has gone on to co-found and co-own PrimeTimeLacrosse.com. The company sponsors camps, leagues and clinics all of New England, and are quickly expanding into the national market.