Johns Hopkins University has signed men's lacrosse coach Peter Milliman to a multi-year contract extension, the university announced today. Terms of the agreement were not announced, but it will commence at the conclusion of the 2024 season.
"It has been a pleasure to watch Coach Milliman advance and elevate our men's lacrosse program during his tenure thus far," said Jennifer S. Baker, associate vice provost for student affairs and director of athletics and recreation. "He has assembled a talented staff, recruited exceptional student-athletes who excel on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, and has deepened a strong culture predicated upon hard work and selflessness. I am excited to watch our Blue Jays compete for championships in the future under his continued tutelage, mentorship, and leadership."
Milliman recently completed his third season at the helm, guiding Hopkins to a 12-6 record, a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals and a No. 5 national ranking in the final poll for the 2023 season.
Playing one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, the Blue Jays notched seven victories against nationally ranked teams, topped Maryland, 12-11, to claim The Rivalry Trophy, and tied a program record for goals in an NCAA tournament game with a 22-goal outburst in a first-round win over Bryant at Homewood Field.
In addition to the on-field success the 2023 team enjoyed, Hopkins produced five USILA All-Americans, four players earned All-Big Ten honors, 34 grabbed Academic All-Big Ten honors, and nine were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. A program-record five Blue Jays also earned USILA Scholar All-America honors, the second-most of any team in the nation.
"I am honored to serve this program as the head coach and work with such an incredible group of hard-working young men," Milliman said. "I would like to thank Jennifer Baker, President [Ron] Daniels, Vice Provost Rachelle Hernandez, and the entire administration for their support and belief in the vision we have for the men's lacrosse program. Most importantly, I would like to thank the incredible staff that I am honored to work with every day. Their pursuit of excellence as educators and leaders serves as an inspiration to the entire team, including me."
Milliman was named head coach at Hopkins in April 2020 following two-plus seasons as coach at Cornell, where he had guided the Big Red to a No. 2 national ranking in 2020 before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopkins has compiled a 23-24 record in three seasons under Milliman.