Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman announced Tyler Barbarich as the program’s volunteer assistant coach on August 3, 2017. Barbarich works primarily with the faceoff specialists.
“We are very fortunate to have Tyler join our staff,” said Tillman. “He has been successful as a player, coach and student. He will be a great resource for our young men on and off the field.”
A 2015 graduate of the University of Delaware, Barbarich most recently spent the last two seasons as the Blue Hens’ volunteer assistant coach. He also played professionally for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Barbarich was one of the nation’s top faceoff specialists during his tenure at Delaware (2012-15), sporting a .557 career win percentage and picking up 214 ground balls in 50 career appearances. He finished his career ranked fifth in program history in both career faceoff percentage and faceoff wins (443).
A native of Martinsville, N.J., Barbarich was also a member of the gold medal-winning United States Under-19 Team in 2011. He was teammates with former Terps, Charlie Raffa and Greg Danseglio.
Additionally, Barbarich (pronounced “barber-rich”) is involved as a coach with the Face-Off Factory.