Tim Puls

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Has served as the team's defensive coordinator since head coach Paul Cantabene's arrival in 2005.

One of the greatest coaches in the history of the NJCAA, Puls begins his tenth season as an assistant coach at Stevenson in 2014, serving as the team's defensive coordinator since head coach Paul Cantabene's arrival in 2005. The Mustangs have had 13 defensive players earn All-America status the past five seasons. This past season, all three starting defenders were named All-American's including junior Kyle Holechek who was named to the first team. Freshman goalie, Dimitri Pecunes was named Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year. All three stating defeders were also named to the Commonwealth Conference First Team. The team had its first-ever shutout on April 6, 2013 where they defeated Alvernia 24-0. Stevenson led the conference in penalty killing percentage, was third in caused turnovers ad second in goals against average. After a record-setting season in 2009 in which the Mustangs won 17 games, advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship and finished the year ranked at No. 1 in the final USILA poll, Puls was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association. That year, Puls coordinated one of the nation's top defensive units as the team finished ranked 10th in Division III in scoring defense, allowing opponents an average of just 6.89 goals per game. In addition, Two of Puls' defenders, Mike Simon and Evan Douglass received All-CAC honors. Simon was also selected as a second team All-American and in 2010, was a member of the Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Mustangs have ranked in the top one-third of Division III in scoring defense in five out of the six years since Puls' arrival and in 2008, they ranked 10th in the nation in man-down defense, holding the opposition without a goal nearly 86 percent of the time.