Tim Puls

Tim Puls is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NJCAA, having just finished his 19th season as an assistant coach at Stevenson, serving as the team’s defensive coordinator since head coach Paul Cantabene’s arrival in 2005.

In 2015, Puls was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Lacrosse Coaches Hall of Fame, becoming one of 10 members to earn that honor. A year prior, he was inducted into the CCBC Hall of Fame.

20 defensive players have earned All-America status under the tutelage of Puls.

Prior to Stevenson, Puls made his mark as a highly successful coach at CCBC Essex where he spent 22 seasons from 1983-2003. He won over 71 percent of his games, totaling a 213-90 career record while winning 15 Maryland Junior College Championships, 14 Region XX titles and the 1991 NJCAA national championship, becoming the first Maryland junior college to ever win the NJCAA title.

The Knights advanced to the NJCAA semifinals 14 times and finished as the runner-up on six occasions.

Puls was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1995 and Maryland Junior College Coach of the Year 15 times, including eight-straight from 1988-95. He was named the McDonald’s Challenge Cup Coach of the Year in 1983, a finalist for a coaching position on the U.S. National Team in 2002 and head coach of the NJCAA Region XX and NJCAA South All-Star teams.

A member of the U.S. Lacrosse Century Club for reaching 200 career wins, Puls has had 71 players named as an NJCAA All-American and three selected NJCAA Player of the Year while 10 former players have played professionally in the National Lacrosse League or Major League Lacrosse.