Celebrated coach of two NCAA championship teams, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, University of Maryland Hall of Fame inductee, two-time national coach of the year, three-time coach of North-South squad, two-time head coach of South region, Northeastern University graduate, extraordinary leader and devoted administrator, frequent volunteer speaker and advocate of lacrosse.
Sue Tyler is surely one of the most versatile accomplished persons in the history of intercollegiate athletics.
She has taught and coached at Cornell University, earned a masters degree at Penn State, and chose to teach, coach, and earn a doctorate at the University of Maryland. She spent 21 years in College Park and put two Terrapin women’s team sports, field hockey and lacrosse, on the national map.
Sue then turned her attention to athletic administration, serving Maryland as Associate Athletic Director, Acting Athletic Director, and Senior Associate Athletic Director. She subsequently became Director of Athletics at the University of Maine, Orono where
she has since “retired” to a position as Associate Professor of Education.
Sue coached field hockey at the University of Maryland for 14 years, winning the NCAA Championship in her final season. She coached lacrosse at the University of Maryland for 16 years, winning both the AIAW National Championship in 1981 and the NCAA Championship in 1986. She holds the distinction of being the only Division I coach to win NCAA national championships in two different sports! Sue’s lacrosse teams reached the finals nine times in twelve years. In recognition of her accomplishments, she was the second woman ever inducted into the University of Maryland Athetlic Hall of Fame.
Sue has served the lacrosse community well: as a US Squad coach, as the chair of the National Coaching Certification Committee, and as chair of the NCAA Lacrosse Committee. She was the first Chair of the National Hall of Fame Women’s Committee. She has devoted hundreds of hours to presentations at youth and coaching clinics.
Sue resides with her husband, Dennis Casey, and their two children, Andrew and Alexis in Glenburn, Maine.